05-08-2014 11:15 AM | Canada

Farmers played up impact of BC carbon tax, says report

British Columbia's carbon tax does not appear to have had a measurable impact on international agricultural trade, according to new analysis commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

Academics from the University of Ottawa and Western University conducted the research using data from Statistics Canada, Industry Canada and Environment Canada from 1990 to 2011. They estimated a relationship between trade in agricultural commodities and the tax and compared agricultural trade by commodity in British Columbia to that in other Canadian provinces, to estimate the effect.
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