‘Absolutely not’: No more carve outs when it comes to carbon pricing, Trudeau says

By  Jordan Omstead and Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- There will be no further carbon price carve-outs, including for natural gas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, as criticism of his decision to temporarily exempt home heating oil from the policy mounts and his cabinet tries to quiet accusations of regional political favouritism. Because heating oil is far more expensive than natural gas and a greater proportion of people who use it have no other option, the government is temporarily exempting it from the carbon price, Trudeau said. This would give home heating oil users time and money to replace their furnaces with electric heat pumps. “There will absolutely not be any other carve-outs or suspensions of the price on pollution,” he said. In addition to exempting heating oil,…

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