Environment and economy both win under BC's carbon tax

I've always felt that the whole "fighting climate change will kill our economy" argument was a straw-man. Looks like I was right (who knew?).

The report thoroughly debunks the idea that a carbon tax is a jobs killer and a growing economy’s worst nightmare.

“There is no evidence of this at all in B.C.,” Smith told The Vancouver Observer.

B.C.’s economic performance is well above the Canadian average, and has some of the lowest corporate tax rates in Canada. At the same time, the province still has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while other Canadian provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan have seen their emissions soar. B.C. successfully achieved its 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of a six per cent decrease based on 2007 levels.