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Days after Saskatchewan released a moncler outlet study purporting to show that Ottawa carbon tax plan will cost the province billions, a cheap moncler sale federal minister dismissed the research as appear to have modelled a proposal that moncler sale outlet no one is proposing, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who represents the Regina riding, said in an interview.

cheap moncler jackets Goodale also pointed to federal numbers that suggest the losses from carbon pricing would be a error for the national economy, which would sustain less than a 0.1 per cent hit to GDP in 2022. But he was not immediately able to produce provincial level data to counter claims that Saskatchewan is a special case. cheap moncler jackets

moncler jackets outlet That something Environment Minister Dustin Duncan criticized the federal government for failing to do last week, ashe announced a study contracted out to the University of Regina’sInstitute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities. He said it showed that Saskatchewan export dependent economy would suffer $16 billion in lost growth by 2030. moncler jackets outlet

moncler jacket sale But Goodale said the scenario analyzed by that study bears moncler mens jackets little resemblance moncler sale to any realistic carbon pricing plan neither to the federal backstop nor to what other provinces are doing. He said it from reality and cheap moncler paints a scenario. assume a carbon tax and then they assume the carbon tax would be fully cheap moncler coats applicable to agriculture and farm fuel consumed in agriculture, he said. have made it abundantly clear from the very beginning that farm fuel consumed in agriculture is exempt. makes a big difference, said Goodale, given the value of agriculture to Saskatchewan. He said the study also doesn account for options like sparing small oil and gas producers, as other provinces have chosen to do. moncler jacket sale

cheap moncler provincial focus has been in a single minded way on setting up the straw man of a carbon tax as the only game in town and then knocking down that straw moncler outlet sale man, said Goodale. cheap moncler

moncler factory outlet Saskatchewan Environment Ministry responded to Goodale criticisms in a written statement to the Leader Post, cheap moncler jackets saying that agriculture is only exempt from the federal tax. It said that the scenario Duncan highlighted the federal government plan, with the exception of output based performance standards that are not yet known. moncler factory outlet

moncler outlet sale “The federal carbon tax offers no exemption for natural gas or propane used to dry grain or heat farm buildings or for fuel used to ship products to market,” read the province’s statement. “These same producers sequester close to 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide yet will still be subject to increased taxes by the federal government.” moncler outlet sale

The moncler outlet two sides also disagree on how the study treats carbon tax revenues. Goodale argues it doesn account for all the ways the province could use the money to protect sensitive industries or reward innovation, including in agriculture. But the provincial statement notes that there is no evidence the federal plan presumably meaning buy moncler jackets a backstop carbon tax under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act would do that.

cheap moncler jackets sale Ottawa carbon backstop will come into effect in 2019 if Saskatchewan fails to design a system that complies with federal standards, starting at $10 per tonne and rising to $50 per tonne by 2022. cheap moncler jackets sale

moncler outlet online All the money will be returned to Saskatchewan, according to the Act. But it leaves plenty of wiggle room about how. That monlcer down jackets has prompted some to speculate that the feds will simply send the revenues back to taxpayers. moncler outlet online

cheap moncler coats Goodale, however, hinted that might not be the case. cheap moncler coats

moncler sale outlet form in which it would be returned to Saskatchewan has yet to be determined, he said. objective obviously would be to have the maximum economic cheap moncler outlet benefit, not just fritter it away. And the Saskatchewan model assumes you fritter it away. said the federal government will look carefully at the province study to see if anything can be gleaned from it. But he said he thinks independent analysis is generally more helpful than government sponsored research a justification he offered for Ottawa reticence to release its own numbers. moncler sale outlet

cheap moncler outlet either level of government does the arithmetic in house, it is going to be suspect by one side or the other, he said, though he argued that the national level data implies that it would be impossible for Saskatchewan to lose the $1.8 billion in annual GDP growth the province is forecasting after 2022. cheap moncler outlet

moncler outlet jackets Goodale said the province study falls short of what he call independent. moncler outlet jackets

moncler outlet government commissioned the study, the government paid for the study, the government set the terms of reference for the study and there was at least one employee of the government moncler outlet online that was a part of the analysis, he said. moncler outlet

moncler sale Scott Pittendrigh, listed as an employee of the Environment Ministry Climate Change Branch on a web posting for the study, ceased employment with the government in November of last year, according to the province statement. moncler sale

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