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A thick smoggy haze sits over Toronto as seen from the Humber River area.
A thick smoggy haze sits over Toronto as seen from the Humber River area.
(J.P. MOCZULSKI FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

For a fairer and richer society, make the polluters pay

There is widespread agreement that Canadian policy makers should be adopting measures that lead to a better economy – to create higher-paying and more secure jobs, to generate more investment and innovation, and to ensure that whatever prosperity we have today can be sustained and even improved for our children and grandchildren. In fact, this is pretty much a motherhood statement. Who could possibly argue in favour of a “worse” economy?