“The view that neither plan is enough has given support to the Green Party, which hasn’t been politically significant in past elections but is riding a wave of support, said Maya Papineau, assistant professor in environmental economics at Carleton University in Ottawa.

“Papineau thinks the fact polls show broad support for carbon taxes in Canada means they won’t be as divisive during the campaign as they’ve been up to now.

“‘There’s a reasonably good chance that the carbon tax won’t be a liability in this election,’” she said.

(James Munson, “Carbon Taxes Likely to be Key Concern in Canada Election” Bloomberg Tax at www.bloombergtax.com)