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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Canadian farmers continued concern about carbon tax

Even before the federal government announced its carbon tax as a measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, farmers were concerned about how it would negatively affect them. In this first year, farmers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and »

Politics

Saskatchewan to seek more autonomy within Canada, says provincial premier

The resource-rich Prairie province of Saskatchewan will strive for more autonomy within the Confederation but has no intention of seceding from Canada, Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday after meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We’re going to look at opportunities »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Another court rules in favour of federal carbon tax

The highest court in the province of Ontario has ruled that the federal government does have the power to impose a carbon tax as part of its effort to combat climate change. Imposition of the tax was opposed by Ontario’s »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Ottawa imposes carbon tax in 4 provinces

Residents of New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be paying more for gasoline and heating fuel as of Monday as the federal government begins taxing carbon emissions in provinces that refused to impose their own emission pricing or whose »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Manitoba cancels its carbon tax program

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his government is pulling the plug on its own carbon tax plan, defying the federal government’s carbon pricing strategy and joining a growing list of provinces opposed to Ottawa’s demands. Pallister says Ottawa has not respected »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Ottawa eases carbon tax load for big emitters

The federal government is relaxing its carbon tax limits on large emitters, after bending to pressure by industry groups concerned about the ability of Canadian producers to compete with their counterparts in the United States, officials confirmed Wednesday. The office »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Two-thirds of Canadians say provinces should have the final say on carbon tax

With Saskatchewan and Ontario fighting a national carbon tax plan imposed by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Trudeau, new research suggests that a majority of Canadians believe that provinces should have the final say on how to reduce carbon »

All smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Trudeau travelled to Toronto to meet the newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford

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Political head butting: Prime Minister and Ontario Premier meet

“Superheated” meeting It was the first meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the new Premier of Canada’s most populous province. By some accounts, it was not a smooth meeting. Newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford had already snubbed »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Politics: Looming environmental tax trouble for Trudeau

An election concern in 2019 As part of his environmental platform Canada’s Prime Minister said he would impose a federal carbon tax on any province that didn’t institute their own tax. Alberta already has a carbon scheme of about $30 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

 Climate change and Carbon tax: confusion reigns in Canada

A recent poll in Canada shows significant differences of opinion on the issue of climate change, carbon taxes, and other mitigation policies. The poll was conducted by Abacus Data for the Ecofiscal Commission, a group of economists who are strongly »