Carbon Tax: Nova Scotia Minister Sends Letter to Ottawa on Concerns

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Tax carbon: Nova Scotia minister sends letter to Ottawa about concerns

Nova Scotia Environment Minister Tim Halman (Archives)

The Nova Scotia's Environment Minister has sent a letter to his federal counterpart expressing concerns about the carbon tax as the cost of living continues to rise.

In this letter dated July 5 and addressed to federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, Tim Halman argues that a new tax would now have serious and negative consequences without significant benefits.

Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault (Archives)

Mr. Halman, who made the letter public on Thursday, says the federal government's carbon tax could raise gasoline prices by 14.4 cents per liter in Nova Scotia beginning April 1, 2023.

< p class="e-p">He told reporters on Friday that his government wants to work with Ottawa to find a way of doing things that works for his province, which includes working together to strengthen offshore wind development, to harness the #x27;energy from the Bay of Fundy and to develop green hydrogen solutions.

Mr. Halman's department is working on an environmental plan, but it does not say whether it will include a carbon tax.

The province operates its own cap-and-trade system for large industrial emitters, in effect since 2019.

With information from The Canadian Press

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