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National carbon tax could kill airline industry: WestJet’s Saretsky

A national carbon tax that doesn’t take into account the unique challenges faced by airlines could irreparably harm Canada’s aviation industry, WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky warned Tuesday.

July 22, 2016  By The Calgary Herald

“We’re obviously working closely with government — they need to be very careful that they don’t kill an industry that is so important to economic growth,” Saretsky told reporters after delivering a keynote speech at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region conference in Calgary. “It (a national price on carbon) needs to pass the reasonableness test.” | READ MORE


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