Manitoba signs deal after 14-month standoff
Published by CME Manitoba on February 26, 2018
This article originally appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press by Dylan Robertson on February 23, 2018
PROVINCE TO RECEIVE $67M FROM OTTAWA AFTER AGREEING TO CLIMATE-CHANGE TERMS
OTTAWA — The Manitoba government ended its 14-month standoff over Ottawa’s climate principles Friday, unlocking almost $67 million for carbon retrofits, just a week before a federal deadline.
Provincial Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires stressed Manitoba is sticking to its flat $25 per tonne carbon levy, which will fall short of federal requirements by 2020. The federal requirement gradually rises to $50 from $10 by 2022.
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