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Ottawa recently unveiled climate rebates for residents of provinces subject to the federal carbon tax. The government should fund larger rebates and better protect industrial jobs by extending the federal levy to the carbon content of imports from countries that don’t price emissions. As long as emissions are free in the U.S. and many other countries, a Canadian carbon price could prompt industry to relocate to jurisdictions with weaker environmental standards. Such relocation would eliminate Canadian jobs and

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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 in this file photo. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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