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Manitoba Ups Emission Levels, Dashes Carbon Tax (Ind Report)
Manitoba Carbon Tax
Date: 2019-06-12
In Winnipeg on the Canadian Prairies, Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government reports it aims to reduce annual emissions by one megatonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) by 2022 -- less than half of the previous government's 2017 targeted reductions. To that end, the provincial government announced it is reducing GHG emissions and eliminating a possible carbon tax.

In a statement the Manitoba Minister of Sustainable Dev elopement said; "We've removed the carbon-pricing (tax) element from our plan and are moving forward with getting real emissions reductions. (There are) several more initiatives to come that will help us transition to a low-carbon future without imposing a tax on Manitobans."<

In 2017, the federal Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Manitoba's then proposed carbon tax was insufficient an demanded the province match the federal carbon tax of $20 a tonne rising to $50 per ton by 2022. To date, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick have challenged the federal carbon tax plan. (Source: Manitoba Ministry of Sustainable Development, CBC, Canadian Press, 10 June, 2019) Contact: Manitoba Sustainable Development, Hon. Rochelle Squires, Minister, (204) 945-6784,

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Manitoba Introduces Carbon-Tax Legislation (Reg & Leg)
Date: 2018-03-21
Last week on the Canadian prairies, Manitoba's Sustainable Development Minister, the Hon. Rochelle Squires, tabled the PC government's Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act -- a $25 per tonne carbon tax expected to raise approximately $248 million per year.

The province intends to use part of the windfall to create a $102-million conservation trust to protect natural areas, and invest $40 million on a "green fund" intended to mitigate the effects of climate change. The legislation also requires the province to set greenhouse gas pollution limits for large industrial emitters as part of a scheme similar to a cap and trade system.

The government has promised to return all proceeds of the carbon tax to Manitobans within four years through income tax relief, small business tax reductions and cutting the provincial sales tax. . (Source: Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister, CBC Manitoba, 15 Mar., 2018)Contact: Manitoba Sustainable Development Ministry,

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