Canada to have carbon-cutting measures beyond pricing: minister

Canada’s federal government and its provinces have agreed they need emissions-cutting measures beyond the minimum price on carbon unveiled last week, and the government will announce those measures in the fall, a senior minister said on Sunday.
Speaking on the CTV broadcaster’s “Question Period” politics talk show, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the measures may include regulating energy efficiency in housing.
Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took power last November promising to do more to protect the environment, and last Wednesday Parliament ratified the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions.
But Canada’s 10 provinces, which enjoy significant jurisdiction over the environment, have been wary of Ottawa’s intentions and have said they should be allowed to cut emissions their own way.
An announcement by Trudeau last Monday of carbon pricing prompted one energy-producing province to threaten legal action and another to demand approval of an oil pipeline in return.
In Montreal on …
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