Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government paid the World Economic Forum (WEF) nearly half a million dollars to produce an “economic case” for climate change policies, including carbon tax. .The WEF is chaired by Klaus Schwab, who has said he is very "proud" of Justin Trudeau, a former young Global Leader with the forum, whose cabinet he has "penetrated." . Klaus SchwabKlaus Schwab .Leslyn Lewis, Conservative Member of Parliament, Haldimand-Norfolk ON, submitted an Order Paper Question in August 2019, to which the response was documents outlining the Liberal’s Climate Change department’s request to the WEF. .The documents, penned by Catherine McKenna, the Environment and Climate Change (ECCC) department’s minister at the time, gave $493,937 of taxpayer dollars to the WEF, to provide a report that “made an economic case for their environmental agenda, including the ever-increasing carbon tax,” according to The Counter Signal..The ECCC paid the WEF to enable them to “produce and disseminate a report that will establish the business and economic case for safeguarding nature,” the documents from the ECCC reveal. “This report will be directed at senior decision makers in governments and businesses who have the influence and ability to shift business-as-usual approach.”.The WEF provided the report in less than a year — it was published June 2020 with an emphasis on justifying a carbon tax. .“What is required is bold policy ambition and decisive political leadership to signal that business-as-usual is no longer viable,” the report concludes. .With the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up at the time, the WEF stated in its report governments should “use their fiscal recovery programmes to reset the economy on more resilient, equitable and sustainable terms.”.By December 2020, Trudeau announced a significant increase in the Liberal’s carbon tax policy. He raised the tax on gas in increments expected to reach $170 per ton by 2030..The Liberal’s increase in carbon taxes was “based on international best practices,” Trudeau said, emphasizing its purpose in Canada’s action plan to reduce emissions. .“[We] propose to strengthen Canada’s approach to reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by establishing new targets and associated regulations for 2030 and 2035, based on international best practices.”.This is not the first time Trudeau’s Liberal government has thrown money at the WEF..Another notable example is its $105.3 million contract with the forum to establish a Known Traveler Digital ID system.