OTTAWA – A carbon tax could eventually hit gas pumps across the country.
The federal Liberals want each province to come up with their own carbon tax or cap-and-trade system.
Ontario, BC, Alberta and Quebec already have systems in place.
If provinces don’t comply, then the feds will impose their own carbon price.
Manitoba’s sustainable development minister Cathy Cox says they’re in the process of coming up with their own system.
“What we want to do is do our part. That’s part of being a good Canadian and a good Manitoban. We’re going to develop a plan that’s good for Canada and right for Manitoba. We need to have discussions with stakeholders before we make any decisions.”
St. Boniface Liberal MP Dan Vandal says its vital we find ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
“We’re looking at continuing the trend simply to reduce our footprint, our greenhouse gas emissions, because we know that nothing is more important than a clean environment, clean air, clean water. Our country needs to do better.”
Today was the first day back in session for Parliament, and during question period one Conservative MP accused the Liberals of ‘declaring all out war on the provinces.’