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Can Canadians develop new technologies essential for a low-carbon economy? It will be a struggle

By David Crane      

It's climate change, stupid: The tiny first step to nation-wide carbon pricing, at $10 a tonne starting Jan. 1,  2019, is now a step closer with the introduction of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The federal government will have the power to impose a carbon price on any province that tries to shirk its climate responsibilities.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told The Hill Times in the March 19 issue 'A carbon price is the most efficient way to reduce emissions and spur clean economic growth,' and said there was a direct link between carbon pricing and economic growth. But this is the wrong way to sell carbon pricing. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—The tiny first step to nation-wide carbon pricing, at $10 a tonne starting Jan. 1,  2019, is now a step closer with the introduction of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The federal government will have the power to impose a carbon price on any province that tries to shirk its climate responsibilities.

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