A majority of Canadians say they would be willing to pay a new user tax on their consumption of energy to help fund federal programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gases.
The results are from a new poll for The Globe and Mail/CTV News, which also found that 84 per cent of people surveyed would back levying heavy fines against industries that do not reduce their carbon emissions.
?There’s a sense of fairness. He who uses most, pays the most,? said Allan Gregg, chairman of the Strategic Counsel, which conducted the poll.
?What it says is, ?If I’m a good person and don’t use a lot of energy, I wouldn’t be paying much.’ ? The survey found that 55 per cent of respondents either support or strongly support new energy taxes based on consumption.