Poll suggests majority support for national carbon price
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By Bruce Cheadle, CTV News Ottawa, October 3, 2016

MONTREAL -- Canada's federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers will take a first crack today at hashing out a national plan for meeting the country's international climate commitments.

The long-awaited meeting in Montreal comes almost a year after Justin Trudeau's Liberals won a majority mandate on a green election platform that included pricing carbon.And it comes as a debate in the House of Commons gets underway today leading to a vote by MPs on Wednesday as to whether Canada should formally ratify last year's Paris climate accord at the United Nations.

A new public opinion survey suggests there's a reservoir of good will for federal leadership, including majority backing for a minimum national price on CO2 emissions.