The Manitoba government has taken the wraps off the “Made-in-Manitoba” plan – the province’s version of fighting climate change.
The plan includes a proposed set carbon price of $25-dollars per tonne for next year – half the Liberal government’s benchmark of $50 per tonne by 2022.
This would add roughly 5 cents a litre on the price of gasoline, increase the cost of natural gas and coal and a couple with two kids will pay about 356 dollars a year more than they do now.
The Liberal government demanded from the provinces and territories a price on carbon that would start at $10 dollars next year and increase to $50 dollars per tonne by 2022.
The PC government believes their strategy will double the reduction in carbon emissions than that of the federal carbon tax.
It’s expected to be passed in the Manitoba Legislature since the Pallister government holds a large majority of the seats.