Bill C-206 aims to exempt certain fuel used for drying grain from the carbon tax, while C-208 seeks to lessen the tax burden on intergenerational farm transfers.
'By creating incentives for used vehicles, we’re allowing families with a more modest income to be part of the transition,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.
'If they can make that roadmap fit ... I think it’ll grant them a tremendous amount of confidence because it takes so much uncertainty off the table,' says Indigenous Advisory Committee chairperson Tyrone McNeil.
The Liberal cabinet abstained from the vote, but many Liberal MPs voted in favour of the motion.
Canadian commercial airlines made just $1.6-billion in the third quarter of 2020, down nearly 80 per cent from the same time in 2019, according to Statistics Canada's Daily released on Feb. 19.
On Feb. 10, the feds announced nearly $15-billion in new transport funding over the next eight years. The money is to be doled out in two parts: a $5.9-billion dollar fund, starting this year.
The various funding streams aimed at increasing internet access beget confusion and hurt uptake, says NDP industry critic Brian Masse.
The proposed B.C. regional development agency will be the seventh RDA in Canada, and will make Western Economic Diversification solely focused on the Prairies.