|What will the
new plan cost Canada and Canadians? That is a difficult question.
an opportunity to buy credits from outside Canada. Our federal government
expects these will be available at a low cost of about $10/tonne. That
possibility could keep the overall cost low while allowing increased
emissions in Canada.
|The costs of
buying credits and increasing efficiency are offset to some degree by reduced
fuel use. The most costly case
analyzed reduces GDP by nearly 2%. The
experts doing the analysis compared that with Canada's trillion-dollar
economy and deem it a minor impact relative to expected growth.
|Many are not so