Conservatives press feds to come clean on carbon pricing plan for aviation sector
By Marco VigliottiOct. 26, 2016
Industry advocates say more information is needed before weighing in on a pricing scheme.
Delegates attending the 2013 ICAO general assembly in Montreal. The lobby group for Canada's large passenger air carriers is calling on the federal government to use an ICAO agreement on carbon pricing as a model for its own efforts to regulate emissions from the aviation sector. The Hill Times photograph by Carl Meyer
Conservative transport critic Kelly Block is calling on Ottawa to reveal how it intends to price carbon emissions from flights crossing provincial borders, which have been exempted from every existing Canadian carbon pricing scheme to date.
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