July 15, 2021
In March 2021, the Canadian Supreme Court released its decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The law establishes a minimum standard for carbon pricing required to meet emission reduction targets as set out in the Paris Agreement. The Act has two parts: Output Based Pricing System (OBPS) for large industrial emitters and a fuel charge.
Provinces are allowed to enact their own schemes as long as Federal emission targets are met.
Incorrys believes as we move toward the 2030 Federal government target emission reductions, it will be more likely that Provincial plans assimilate with Federal policy.