The report examines the impact of the federal carbon tax on rural municipalities and rural households in Alberta
In 2022, RMA members passed resolution 2-22S: Negative Impact of Carbon Tax on Rural Albertans
, which stated the following:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) conduct a rural impact analysis on the federal carbon pollution pricing system to determine how the system is negatively impacting rural Albertans and rural municipalities and share the analysis with the governments of Alberta and Canada; and
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the RMA advocate to the Government of Canada for the amendment to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act to halt carbon tax increases on fuel.
Based on the resolution’s direction, the RMA contracted Nichols Applied Management
to undertake an analysis and develop a report examining the rural impacts of the federal carbon tax. The report is divided into two volumes:
Nichols will provide an overview of their methodology and findings during a plenary session at the RMA Fall 2023 Convention.
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