No it is a way to cut co2 in the atmosphere . It is also a conservative
wedge talking point across Alberta,Ontario and across Canada.
In theory ... in practice, the tax is too small to change anyone's
behaviour, and is seen, at least in Ontario, as nothing but a cash grab by a
profligate government that is bleeding red ink.
If (hopefully "when") the Liberals lose in Ontario, and the carbon tax goes
away, environmentalists will have no one to blame but the Liberals who
fucked it up and made it so unpopular.