Canadian ‘backstop’ carbon price a matter of national concern, federal government argues

Published 23:27 on February 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:03 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal government may impose its CO2 pricing scheme on recalcitrant provinces because the country's GHG emissions are not only a matter of national concern, but Canada is well off track towards meeting its targets under international treaties, Ottawa and its supporters argued in the second and final day of a court hearing on Thursday.

The Canadian federal government may impose its CO2 pricing scheme on recalcitrant provinces because the country’s GHG emissions are not only a matter of national concern, but Canada is well off track towards meeting its targets under international treaties, Ottawa and its supporters argued in the second and final day of a court hearing on Thursday.

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