Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Joins Canada Climate Change Plan, Province to Get Up to $67 Million

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Joins Canada Climate Change Plan, Province to Get Up to $67 Million

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Manitoba joins Canadian climate change plan

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba has agreed to a deal with Ottawa that could see the province receive up to $67 million to reduce carbon emissions.

After more than a year of resisting Manitoba has joined the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The money would come from the Low Carbon Economy Fund, which is to be used for projects that make buildings more energy efficient, and store or capture carbon during agricultural processes.

In October, Manitoba proposed a carbon tax that falls short of Ottawa's 2022 target of $50 per tonne of carbon.

The Manitoba plan sets a carbon price of $25 per tonne, meaning it will only comply with escalating federal benchmarks for the first 2. …

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