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December 12, 2016

Canada and Most Provinces Agree to Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

On December 9, 2016, the Government of Canada and most Canadian provinces adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The Framework is set to incorporate a price on carbon in every Canadian jurisdiction starting at $10 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018. This price on carbon will then rise by $10 per year to $50 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2022. Under the Framework, each province must price carbon by 2018 using a mechanism of its choice, failing which the federal government will do so on the province’s behalf.

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