Canada to set ‘strong’ carbon tax

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will impose a “strong” price on carbon. In a Canadian television interview, Mr Trudeau insisted he aims to set a national carbon […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will impose a “strong” price on carbon.

In a Canadian television interview, Mr Trudeau insisted he aims to set a national carbon tax even if provinces try to block the proposal.

He added that’s an “essential element” of the Liberal Party’s climate change plan.

He went on: “We’re going to be looking at making sure that the way they do that is going to be sufficient to both protect our environment and reduce our emissions and get that reassurance not just from Canadians but from our trading partners that Canada is serious about the environment.

“We’re going to make sure there is a strong price on carbon right across the country and we’re hoping that the provinces are going to be able to do that in a way for themselves.”