Ottawa approves Alberta’s carbon tax on big industrial emitters

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 6, 2019 10:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing grade for its…

Decision on raising carbon price won’t be made for at least 2 years: environment minister

The federal Liberals will not make a decision about hiking the carbon price beyond $50 a tonne for at least another two years, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says. Wilkinson said his first priority in the new Parliament will be figuring…

Financial institutions like Moody’s ‘buying into’ European political agenda: Kenney

Jason Kenney fired back at Moody’s Investors Service Wednesday after Alberta’s credit rating was downgraded the day before. The international credit rating service had cited “a structural weakness in the provincial economy that remains concentrated and dependent on non-renewable resources…

Cameras to livestream Alberta Court of Appeal hearing on federal carbon tax

For the first time, cameras will be allowed into the Alberta Court of Appeal to livestream a hearing about the federal carbon tax. Beginning Dec. 16, a panel of five judges will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the tax,…

‘I came in peace’: Manitoba premier hopes to bridge gaps with Trudeau amid Wexit sentiments

Giving clear indications that he’s prepared to broker a truce between the federal Liberals and his more disgruntled Prairie counterparts, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he offered strategies to the prime minister Friday for uniting the country. “I came in…

Former Saskatchewan premier sees 4 ways to reduce increasing western separation sentiment

Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall has a few ideas for things the federal government can do right away to cool the increasing separatist sentiment coming from the west. On Tuesday, results of an Ipsos poll were released, suggesting more and…

New Alberta industrial carbon tax sets different standards for different emitters

A new regime for charging Alberta’s big greenhouse gas emitters for pollution should prevent the federal government from imposing its own industrial carbon tax on the province, the environment minister hopes. Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon announces the details…

‘Alienation is a feeling’: Western voters to go to polls angry, say experts

A rising tide of western alienation may rally Conservative voters in Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of British Columbia, but political watchers say they don’t expect it to make a big splash in the election elsewhere in the country. Story continues…

Federal Election 2019: Scheer says repealing carbon pricing will be first job as prime minister

During a campaign event in Calgary, Alta., on Monday, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer said: “Job number one for a Conservative government will be called an act to repeal the carbon tax” and that he would “start the process” to…