Clinton’s climate plan a better approach, Trudeau should take note: Wall

Presidential candidate's plan supports carbon capture, but does not include a carbon tax.

October 13, 2016   by CP STAFF

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is looking south of the border in his push against a carbon tax in Canada.

Wall says he backs the climate change plan released this week by US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that supports carbon capture, but does not include a carbon tax.

The premier says Clinton’s plan indicates that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing scheme puts Canada’s economy and jobs at a competitive disadvantage with its biggest trading partner.

Trudeau’s plan calls for a $10 per tonne tax on carbon starting in 2018, increasing to $50 per tonne by 2022.

The prime minister has warned that carbon pricing will be imposed on provinces that don’t implement the tax or bring in a cap-and-trade system.

Wall says focus should be on innovation and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that Saskatchewan’s plan, to be unveiled next week, will be similar to Clinton’s.

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