The federal government’s carbon tax in provinces without their own emissions reductions plans will keep rising after 2022 to hit a total of $170 per tonne by 2030 under a major new climate plan unveiled Friday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several ministers announced the details of how they plan to fulfil the pledge to get the country to exceed its 2030 emissions reductions targets under the Paris Accord.
“During the campaign, our government committed to exceed Canada’s existing 2030 climate target and support new jobs for Canadians,” he said.
“Today, we have delivered our plan to reach that goal. At the same time, we are laying out new, more ambitious targets for the coming years. Canada will continue to lead in the fight against climate change.”