Canada has chances to become a leader in economic development.


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Heads of Government of Canada are going to address issues related to climate change, and the intentions are so serious that we are talking about the emergence of new opportunities in this area, as well as strengthening the country’s economy. The signing of an agreement in Ottawa last week, the subject of which was a discussion of the climate situation, shows that Canada is taking steps toward the goals set, but, nevertheless, there is still a lot of unfinished work. In order to abandon the established methods, it takes courage, because, figuratively speaking, we are slaves to the current state of affairs. However, excitement is present in our time. In some places, this situation is more obvious when it comes to energy.

When the first gas station was opened in Vancouver in 1907, who could have imagined what consequences a new type of energy would bring then? Who could imagine wide highways and private cars driving at a speed of a hundred kilometers per hour, achieved with the help of hundreds of horsepower under a small hood? Well, today’s tasks require imagination of new feats. Imagine a world in which energy in all its forms raises the standard of living for all the inhabitants of the planet. Based on three unique qualities for this country (the energy resources of the country, its cities, as well as its citizens), Canada can become an example for the rest of the world in improving the quality of life, accelerated development and a less polluted environment. All of the above contributes to improvements rather than vice versa. The federal government reports that the provinces must decide on the cost of combating carbon dioxide pollution.

Such actions are not new, because the provincial prime ministers had already gone through this almost a decade ago. Anyway, the new model requires fresh ideas and actions. The carbon pricing will have no effect if it is only a way for the authorities to tell you what to do. The “price of pollution” must be balanced by a reduction similar to the tax on personal income or the tax on corporate profits