Justin Trudeau

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, […]
New Leger poll suggests support for Conservatives, Pierre Poilievre is growing

New Leger poll suggests support for Conservatives, Pierre Poilievre is growing

Feb 28, 2024 | 10:05am
A new poll suggests support for Pierre Poilievre is growing, and most Canadians are optimistic about their household finances. Support for the Tories was up one point to 41 per cent in the latest Leger tracking poll, which asks respondents for their voting intentions each month.  Liberal support held steady at 25 per cent, while […]
Heated political conflict over carbon pricing will continue into 2024

Heated political conflict over carbon pricing will continue into 2024

Dec 31, 2023 | 6:04am
Canada’s price on pollution is supposed to help battle global warming, but as it nears its fifth anniversary, nothing in Canadian politics is hotter. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has so successfully convinced Canadians the carbon price is to blame for inflation that he even earned begrudging respect for his “axe the tax” campaign from Prime […]
Poilievre praises Saskatchewan Party for its role in fighting feds on carbon tax

Poilievre praises Saskatchewan Party for its role in fighting feds on carbon tax

Nov 4, 2023 | 7:00pm
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre made his pitch to Saskatchewan conservatives on Saturday, pledging better relations with Western Canada should he become the next prime minister. Poilievre, speaking at the Saskatchewan Party convention in Regina, praised Premier Scott Moe and his government for fighting Ottawa’s carbon pricing program and called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scrap it.  “When I […]
Trudeau in D.C. to talk hemispheric trade, migration at White House summit

Trudeau in D.C. to talk hemispheric trade, migration at White House summit

Nov 3, 2023 | 7:30am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the U.S. capital today to represent Canada at the inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity summit.  The White House meeting, hosted by President Joe Biden, marks the first official gathering of all 12 countries in the hemispheric trade framework.  The partnership, known as APEP, marks the earliest beginnings of a north-south […]
SaskEnergy could face steep fines and jail for not remitting carbon tax

SaskEnergy could face steep fines and jail for not remitting carbon tax

Nov 1, 2023 | 6:01am
Saskatchewan’s natural gas utility could face hefty fines for not remitting the carbon tax to the federal government, and its executives may also face jail for failing to do so, federal legislation says.  Premier Scott Moe announced this week that SaskEnergy would not remit the carbon tax on natural gas starting Jan. 1, unless Ottawa […]
‘Absolutely not’: No more carve-outs when it comes to carbon pricing, Trudeau says

‘Absolutely not’: No more carve-outs when it comes to carbon pricing, Trudeau says

Nov 1, 2023 | 6:00am
There will be no further carbon price carve-outs, including for natural gas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, as criticism of his decision to temporarily exempt home heating oil from the policy mounts and his cabinet tries to quiet accusations of regional political favouritism. Because heating oil is far more expensive than natural gas and […]