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Paul Boothe | Feds could enforce national carbon price with or without provincial buy-in

  • iPolitics
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  • Feb 22, 2016
Paul Boothe | Feds could enforce national carbon price with or without provincial buy-in

As the premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begin to implement a national climate change strategy, the challenge is in establishing how to share the burden of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government has the power to enforce carbon pricing even without the support of each province, experts say.

iPolitics referenced a new report by Ivey’s Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management. In the report, Sharing the Burden: Canadian GHG Emissions, Lawrence Centre Director Paul Boothe and Felix Boudreault look at three different approaches to burden sharing and how each approach is likely to play out, based on Canada’s 2020 emissions target.