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Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price

October 30, 2017 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – The federal and Manitoba governments moved closer to a clash over carbon pricing Friday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will impose a carbon tax in Manitoba if need be. “There will be a federal backstop

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Environment and Climate Change Canada releases technical paper on proposed federal carbon pricing options

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has released a technical paper outlining a proposed federal carbon pricing option for provinces that choose not to have their own system in place in 2018. A backgrounder from ECCC referenced the Pan-Canadian approach

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60% of Ontarians at least somewhat oppose cap and trade: Nanos Research poll

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new province-wide poll has found that more than 60% of Ontarians at least somewhat oppose cap and trade, which is designed to help fight climate change and reward businesses that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Nanos Research poll,

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Alberta minister says province ‘still standing’ on Day 2 of carbon tax

January 3, 2017 Rob Drinkwater - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the province was “still standing” a day after its carbon tax took effect, and Albertans who opposed the levy could start seeing rebate cheques within days. But Opposition Wildrose critic Don MacIntyre

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PM hails national climate change deal, but without Saskatchewan, Manitoba

December 11, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared victory Friday in his campaign to craft a national “framework” agreement on climate change – even though Saskatchewan and Manitoba refused to sign on to the deal and British Columbia claimed a major

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Carbon price won’t be deciding factor for oilsands development: report

November 23, 2016 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Alberta’s incoming carbon taxes will have a minimal effect on new oilsands development compared with oil prices and market access, says a new report. TD Bank economist Dina Ignjatovic said in the paper released Tuesday that if oil

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Alberta carbon plan to shrink GDP, but province expects long term growth

November 1, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta released estimates Monday showing its climate change plan will shrink the economy in the short term, but Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the figures are a work in progress. The province estimates the economic impact of the

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Saskatchewan Premier announces province’s climate change plan

October 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has released the province’s Climate Change White Paper, calling for adaptation and innovation instead of taxation on carbon. “There are three approaches we can take to fighting climate change – adaptation, innovation and taxation,” Wall said

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B.C. unveils Climate Leadership Plan, plans to reduce GHGs by up to 25 million tonnes by 2050

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of British Columbia unveiled its Climate Leadership Plan on Friday, which it says will lead to the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years and reduce net annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by up

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to monitor greenhouse gas emissions for two years to help form reduction targets

June 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a plan for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions that involves monitoring to help form reduction targets. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Executive Council said in a press release on Tuesday that

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‘Long, long, long overdue:’ First plank of Alberta climate change plan passes

June 8, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley’s government used its majority in the legislature Tuesday to pass legislation that includes a carbon tax and completes the first stage of Alberta’s landmark strategy to combat climate change. The legislation gives legal teeth to

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Alberta’s Notley rebuts allegations that rules on carbon tax arbitrary, invasive

May 25, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley is dismissing opposition accusations that her NDP government’s carbon tax bill contains invasive and arbitrary rules on search and seizure. Notley told the house Wednesday that Bill 20 contains rules surrounding search warrants that are