Carbon price rebate (closed)

This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2017-08-16 to 2017-09-13.

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Results at a glance

  • Survey open for public input from August 16 to September 13, 2017;
  • Information sessions held in Whitehorse, Haines Junction and Dawson on August 17 & 18, 2017;
  • 665 completed responses to the survey;
  • 71.4% from Whitehorse, 28.6% from other areas;
  • Respondents from across demographic groups, with nearly half (44.2%) between 35 and 54 years old;
  • More than 40 participants to six targeted information sessions with representatives from municipal governments, First Nations, and industry groups;
  • That municipal and First Nations governments should also be eligible for the rebate;
  • That many place a value on reducing Yukon’s carbon footprint, and directing at least part of the revenue towards further mitigation efforts in reducing carbon emissions (whether through direct program funding or tax credits), and that a rebate should be “earned” rather than simply handed back;
  • That many (but not all) consider it important to mitigate the impacts of a carbon price on the most vulnerable Yukoners;
  • That many respondents recognize and express concerned about the disproportionate effects of climate change in the north;
  • That some (but not all) strongly disagree with the idea of a carbon price at all; and
  • That opportunities for further public engagement on carbon pricing and the rebate would have value.

What was this engagement about?

The Government of Yukon has committed to returning money collected from the federal carbon tax to Yukoners and Yukon businesses, but has not yet determined how. Your input will help us determine how to best return money to Yukoners as a rebate.

In 2018, the Government of Canada will introduce a price on carbon in all provinces and territories that do not put in place their own carbon pricing system. The federal carbon pricing system will apply in Yukon.

The Yukon government expects that the federal government will collect about $15 million in carbon pricing revenue in 2018, rising to $25 million in 2022 when the carbon price is in full effect. 

How will my input make a difference?

Your input will help us determine how to return money collected by the federal carbon tax to Yukoners. 

Give your feedback on the engagement process

Send your feedback on this engagement process to eric.clement@gov.yk.ca

Last updated:
2018-01-04

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