O'Toole touts 'innovative' carbon pricing plan and pledges to work with provinces

O'Toole touts 'innovative' carbon pricing plan and pledges to work with provinces

SAGUENAY, Que. - Erin O’Toole appears open to letting provinces decide whether they want to be part of the Conservative carbon pricing plan or stick with the Liberal one. On Wednesday, O’Toole was asked to clarify his recent comments to the Toronto Star, in which he said his plan was an “alternative” to the federal carbon price and it would be up to provinces like Ontario that currently pay that price to decide whether to make the switch. The Tory leader has faced criticism from within his own tent for promising a Conservative carbon price on fuel after campaigning during his leadership race to scrap the plan introduced by the Liberals in 2019. O’Toole has said that under his system, the money consumers spend on gas would be sent to …
More on: www.thestar.com