Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial premiers came to a consensus last week on perusing a price on carbon after meeting in Vancouver.
The first ministers will meet again next fall after four working groups report on broad policy areas. The goal will be to develop a “pan-Canadian plan” to combat climate change. The working groups will also examine adaptation and resilience, such as clean infrastructure spending, clean tech innovation and jobs, and climate mitigation strategies.
Some have observed that the Vancouver Declaration’s agreement to examine carbon pricing mechanisms “can be interpreted pretty broadly.”
The federal government campaigned on imposing a national price on carbon, which they insist will be implemented if the provinces fail to come to an agreement.