Macdonald-Laurier Institute Senior Fellow Philip Cross spoke to the CBC Radio One program The 180 about the economic costs of implementing a carbon tax.Philip Cross

Last week, Cross penned a column in the Financial Post arguing that it’s unreasonable to expect implementing a carbon tax won’t be harmful to the economy.

He echoed those thoughts in the interview on CBC.

“I think to have significantly lower emissions you’re going to have to have a very hefty tax, and if you have a hefty tax there’s going to be implications for economic growth”, Cross told the program.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said last week she isn’t ruling out implementing a carbon tax.

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