carbon tax

Trudeau says Saskatchewan to get carbon rebates despite province not paying levies

Trudeau says Saskatchewan to get carbon rebates despite province not paying levies

Apr 24, 2024 | 9:01am
Justin Trudeau says residents in Saskatchewan will continue to get carbon rebates while the province says it’s not worried by the prime minister’s push to get the Canada Revenue Agency to collect money owed. The Saskatchewan government decided earlier this year not to remit the federal carbon price on natural gas to Ottawa, a move that breaks federal law. […]
Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Apr 4, 2024 | 1:32pm
The looming threat of ‘carbon jail’ continues to hover over provincial politicians in Saskatchewan over the province’s decision to not remit the carbon tax on home heating to the federal government. At a federal housing announcement held in Regina Wednesday, the question was posed to federal Minister of Justice Arif Virani on what legal consequences […]
Carbon pricing 101: What today’s increase could mean for you

Carbon pricing 101: What today’s increase could mean for you

Apr 1, 2024 | 9:44am
The national price on pollution will rise by $15 per tonne today. Here’s some questions answered about what this could mean for you. Who pays the carbon price? Canada has two different carbon pricing programs — one for big industry where companies pay the price on a share of their actual emissions, and a consumer […]
“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

Apr 1, 2024 | 7:32am
From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, Canadians are gearing up for a nationwide Axe the Tax protest April 1  – the same day the federal government is hiking the carbon tax by 23 per cent. The protests calling for the immediate and permanent removal of the carbon tax are mainly planned for the interprovincial borders across Canada. […]
Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Mar 27, 2024 | 10:41am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against premiers who are asking him to cancel an upcoming increase to the federal carbon price, saying they have not proposed better ideas to fight climate change.  In a reply to the seven provincial leaders on Tuesday, Trudeau said the last time they discussed the issue in 2022, […]
Legislature kicks off over carbon levy, labour strife with teachers

Legislature kicks off over carbon levy, labour strife with teachers

Mar 5, 2024 | 8:33am
Saskatchewan’s spring legislative sitting kicked off Monday with the Opposition NDP demanding Premier Scott Moe at least pick up the phone and talk to Ottawa to resolve the escalating dispute over the carbon price. The two sides also sparred over the ongoing labour standoff with teachers, while an Independent MLA rose to publicly apologize for […]
Bill C-234 in the spotlight as Parliament returns from lengthy break

Bill C-234 in the spotlight as Parliament returns from lengthy break

Jan 29, 2024 | 2:50pm
A private member’s bill that would provide relief for Canadian farmers from the federal carbon tax, on natural gas and propane used for grain drying, will likely dominate discussion on Parliament Hill as MP’s and Senators return to work Monday following the holiday break. Before the break, members of the Senate passed two amendments to […]
Gas tax paused in Manitoba, returns in Alberta at a lower rate

Gas tax paused in Manitoba, returns in Alberta at a lower rate

Jan 2, 2024 | 8:30am
As one province pauses the gas tax to provide savings at the pumps, another is bringing it back.  The Manitoba government says that starting Monday, motorists won’t have to pay 14 cents per litre in fuel tax for the next six months. The province has said it introduced the measure to help motorists with inflation. […]