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Canada has opportunity to ‘turn climate action into a competitive advantage,’ says natural resources minister

By Marco Vigliotti      

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says investments by Ottawa and bold efforts to encourage the growth of clean energy technologies will put Canada on the path to become a powerhouse in the emerging low-carbon economy.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is touting the Liberal government's multibillion-dollar investments in green infrastructure and technology as helping to lay the groundwork for the country's future prosperity, signalling out millions earmarked to foster clean energy development, construction of charging stations for electric cars, and the development of electricity grids for alternative energies, amongst other initiatives. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The Trudeau government didn't waste any time after assuming office in November 2015 to indicate that fighting climate change and moving towards clean-energy technologies would be major priorities. After signing the Paris climate agreement in December 2015, the government promptly started sketching out its plan to meet emission reduction targets laid out in the global pact. Most notably, the Liberals committed to a minimum national carbon price of $10 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions, beginning in 2018. The

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