In May and June of this year, the Community Social Planning Committee of Greater Victoria supported B.C.’s Carbon Pricing Review by
- hosting multiple engagement sessions for vulnerable populations and the agencies that work with them,
- creating and distributing an online survey, and
- collating what was recorded in the sessions and through the survey in a report to the province.
Our work continues as we develop an understanding of what services and programs are currently available to support British Columbians manage the impacts of carbon pricing.
This survey aims to collect information on:
- The different impacts of the carbon tax for diverse community members, especially those with low incomes.
- How carbon tax programs could be designed to help address fairness and affordability.
- Challenges accessing carbon tax programs such as the Climate Action Tax Credit.
Feedback from engagement sessions held in May and this survey will inform the provincial government’s review of B.C.’s carbon tax and associated programs, which aims to understand its impacts on affordability for households and businesses.
Between May 16 and May 26, 2020 the Community Social Planning Councl hosted six community engagement sessions for British Columbians to learn and share as part of the government of British Columbia's review of Carbon Pricinb.
For context on the Carbon Pricing engagement sessions held in May, watch this video recording of one session: