Think-tank calls Liberal carbon tax proposal "poor policy"



    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Centre for Policy Studies
today released a report criticizing the federal Liberal proposal to impose a
carbon tax if elected, calling the plan "poor policy" that should be rejected.
    "A carbon tax will drive the cost of everything up, slowing our economy
and fueling inflation," explained the report's author Dr. David Murrell,
Professor of Economics at University of New Brunswick and Senior Fellow at the
CCPS. "It will be particularly harmful to Canadian exporters, who have to
compete against countries like China that have no carbon reduction programs.
Given the developing crisis in American financial markets, imposing a carbon
tax could be disastrous for Canada's economy."
    The report can be viewed at www.policystudies.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Dr. David Murrell, (506) 447-3207, (506)
455-4263

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