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Why feds should consider a carbon tariff

By Independent MP Erin Weir       

To safeguard jobs and ensure that our carbon pricing helps to reduce global emissions, we should adjust the carbon levy at the border, writes Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced how the rebate system will work for provinces that don't have a carbon-pricing plan in place. Ottawa should consider using its constitutional jurisdiction over international trade to implement carbon-border adjustments, writes Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

Ottawa recently unveiled climate rebates for residents of provinces subject to the federal carbon tax.

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