Justin Trudeau’s government is slashing carbon tax rebates in provinces pushing back against the federal carbon tax. The new environment minister is also not ruling out an increase to the carbon tax, just two months after the federal election.

Trudeau’s mandate letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the new minister should be “strengthening existing and introducing new greenhouse gas reducing measures,” citing Canada’s 2030 Paris accord targets and a 2050 goal of net-zero emissions.

This comes just a couple weeks after a key player from Canada’s Eco-Fiscal Commission said Canada needs to quadruple its carbon tax to meet these targets.

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