CPA Public Affairs
February 2018

NB: Environment Minister Serge Rousselle Confident in Province’s Approach

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New Brunswick Environment Minister Serge Rousselle reiterated that the New Brunswick government is confident that its climate plan complies with federal requirements, amid emerging new details of the federal "Backstop," carbon pricing that will be imposed on provinces that do not meet carbon pricing systems that align with the federal benchmark. 
New details suggest that in recalcitrant provinces, the federal government could return carbon-price revenue directly to individuals rather than to provincial governments. In turn, this would complicate New Brunswick's plan to redirect gas-tax revenue into a fund for climate-change projects. The province expects that revenue to reach $180 million by 2022.

For more information, contact Jean-Fran├žois Duguay, Director, Government Relations, Atlantic and Quebec at 506-480-0275 or by email at

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