Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said on Monday, November 6, 2023, he will not stand for any further adjustments to Canada's carbon-pricing system as a Conservative motion calling for more carve-outs failed in the House of Commons.
On Monday, Bloc Québécois MPs will decide the fate of Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s motion to exempt all fuel for home heating from the carbon price. The motion is non-binding but is significant because it serves to keep the hot-button carbon tax debate alive and in the public eye.
The federal government wants to get more heat pumps installed in homes across Canada, especially in vote-rich Atlantic Canada. Not surprisingly, Conservatives are already trying to confuse Canadians about their costs and benefits.
After four years of defending the carbon tax, Justin Trudeau's government crashed into the political reality unfolding in Atlantic Canada. Now, can any of the Liberal government's signature climate policy be salvaged from the wreckage?
The Liberals are collapsing in the polls, but the NDP's numbers haven't budged. Why their refusal to speak the language of jobs and the economy is holding them back, and what they can do to close the gap?