CPA Public Affairs
October 2018

NS: Carbon Fairness

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The province of Nova Scotia is expecting equity with other provinces when it comes to a contentious carbon pricing program.
In August, the McNeil government submitted some details to the federal government on their proposed cap and trade system, but has yet to release details to the public.
So far, three provinces have openly opposed the program, while others do not appear to meet Ottawa’s requirements. Saskatchewan has refused to partake in the program, Ontario Premier Doug Ford cancelled the province’s Cap and Trade Program as soon as he took office, and Alberta opted out of the program after the federal court ruled against the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Meanwhile, New Brunswick is merely planning to fund their climate change program with an existing motive fuel tax, while Prince Edward Island’s plan does not include a cap and trade or carbon tax. Newfoundland and Labrador received an extension for its submission, however, the Premier stated he will opt out if other provinces get to take a pass.

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