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Is a Carbon Tax on the Horizon in Ontario?

February-20-2015

Lawyer Catherine Lyons
Area Environmental Law

Summary

On February 12, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released a discussion paper outlining the province’s vision for building a low-carbon society and proposed actions to achieve that vision.  Key among the proposed actions is a recommendation to impose a price on carbon.  Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper: 2015 aims to generate feedback that will assist the province in developing a climate change strategy and action plan to be announced later this year.  The MOECC is accepting comments on the discussion paper until March 29, 2015.

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