Canada’s Premiers Take Aim at Trudeau’s Signature Climate Policy

  • Canadian government announces a three-year pause on carbon tax applied to home heating oil in the Atlantic provinces
  • Several Canadian premiers demand the same exemption on fossil fuels used for heating homes
  • Premiers argue the break is necessary to combat rising prices during an inflationary moment
  • Saskatchewan’s premier vows to stop collecting the tax on natural gas and considers halting the levy on other types of fuel
  • Nova Scotia’s premier suggests getting rid of the carbon tax and focusing on other initiatives
  • Trudeau also unveils a pilot project for free heat pumps and increased carbon-rebate checks in Atlantic Canada
  • BC premier urges the federal government to expand the pilot project to British Columbia
  • Trudeau’s partial reversal on the carbon price makes him politically vulnerable at the federal level.