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Political heat over federal greenhouse gas plan

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caught provincial environment ministers off guard when he announced a federal plan that will put a national price on greenhouse gas emissions. The controversial move fulfils a promise the Liberals made during the 2015 federal election, but has also launched a political firestorm.

The environment ministers of Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland walked out of their recent national conference in Montreal upon hearing the news from the House of Commons, alleging heavy-handed unilateral action by the federal government.

Under the plan, all...