Ontario Tories' climate plan imposes carbon tax, says environment watchdog

By the Canadian Press, CTV News, November 30, 2018

TORONTO -- Ontario's environment watchdog says the province's plan to fight climate change will impose a carbon tax on industry despite government assurances it would not use such a measure.

Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe says the Progressive Conservative government's plan to introduce standards on the province's largest emitters puts a price on carbon.

Saxe says the plan will not tax individual Ontario residents on fuel costs -- as the now-repealed cap-and-trade system used to do -- and is not as effective because buildings and transportation produce higher emissions levels than industry.


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