Scheer acknowledges feds would put price on carbon under his plan to cap big emitters

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By Rachel Aeillo, CTV News, June 23, 2019

OTTAWA – Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer acknowledges that his proposal to cap emissions from big polluters will include the government setting a cost per tonne of excess emissions, but he won’t call it a price.

A big piece of his plan is to force large-scale polluters—those who emit more than 40 kilotonnes a year—to reinvest in certified emissions-reducing technology a “set amount” for every tonne they emit over the limit, instead of paying penalties to the government.