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Read what Director of the Max Bell School, Professor Christopher Ragan, has to say on carbon pricing. Previously, Professor Ragan was Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, a group of Canadian economists seeking to broaden the discussion of environmental pricing reform beyond the academic sphere and into the realm of practical policy application. 

Canada needs carbon tax of $210 a tonne by 2030 to meet Paris targets, report says | National Post

Published: 27 November 2019

November 27, 2019 | The Ecofiscal Commission says Canada will either have to raise carbon prices to $210 per tonne or adopt more expensive policies funded by higher income taxes to meet its 2030...

Why Carbon Pricing Remains the Smartest Policy Tool | Policy Options

Published: 28 November 2019

November 27, 2019 | Director of the Max Bell School Chris Ragan on why the time is right for a serious conversation about how best to bridge the gap between Canada’s current emissions and our 2030...

Meeting Canada's Greenhouse Gas Targets | TVO

Published: 11 February 2020

January 27, 2020 | McGill University economist Chris Ragan, Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, and Director of the Max Bell School, explains the think tank's final report exploring Canada's...

Hiking carbon tax to $210 cheapest way to hit climate targets: commission | CTV News

Published: 28 November 2019

November 27, 2019 | Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School says quadrupling Canada's carbon price by 2030 is the easiest and most cost-effective way for the country to meet its climate...

Here’s why you should like the federal carbon tax | The Star

Published: 28 November 2019

November 27, 2019 | In this opinion piece, it is argued how an escalating carbon price over the years accompanied by rebates, as shown by Chris Ragan, is the most transparent and the least costly...

Chris Ragan on carbon pricing | Power and Politics

Published: 28 November 2019

November 27, 2019 | Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan discusses the Ecofiscal Commission's final report on how Canada can meet its 2030 emissions goals with a carbon pricing policy....

Informing the debate | McGill News

Published: 11 February 2020

With the final report of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission out and its clear support for carbon pricing – most notably, a 40-cent tax hike on a litre of gas over the next decade – making headlines,...

Will Endless Economic Growth End Us? | The Agenda

Published: 3 March 2020

February 24, 2020 | What are the consequences of endless economic expansion? To discuss the potential risks, Steven Paikin spoke to Chris Ragan, director of McGill University's Max Bell School of...

Christopher Ragan on climate change and how public policy can help reduce carbon emissions | McGill Reporter

Published: 9 March 2020

March 9, 2020 | Christopher Ragan, the director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy and former chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, sat down with the McGill Reporter to discuss the ways in...

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