That’s the idea behind a new high-profile commission that hopes to restructure the tools Canada uses to guide its economy.
A team of Canada’s most prominent economists and former political leaders have banded together to urge governments to reform their fiscal policies to improve environmental protection and economic performance.
A new group hopes that bringing together strange political bedfellows can convince Canadians to invest in a cleaner environment. Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, launched Tuesday at the Design Exchange, hopes its eye-catching ranks will draw attention to ideas that have sometimes been seen as politically toxic.
Canadian governments should marry their fiscal systems with environmental protection in a historic shift that would be on par with public health care and free trade in its ramifications, said a new commission launched today in Toronto.