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Reducing emissions: A cross-Canada primer on where the provinces stand

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:29 AM | By Selina Lee-Andersen

With the recent announcement by the Manitoba government that it will implement a carbon price of $25/tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) — joining four other provinces that have already implemented such systems — Canada’s carbon pricing landscape is slowly taking shape.

Under Manitoba’s proposed Climate and Green Plan, carbon pricing has been identified as a key policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For large emitters, the Climate and Green Plan proposes an output-based pricing approach to minimize competitiveness and carbon leakage risks to industries...