Canada Environment Minister McKenna calls Conservative criticism of carbon tax as 'smokescreen'

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Canada Environment Minister McKenna calls Conservative criticism of carbon tax as 'smokescreen'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Oct 2018

Ottawa, Oct 27 (IBNS): Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has called the criticisms of carbon tax by the Conservative leaders as "smokescreen", media reports said.

In an interview with CTV, McKenna defended the federal government's carbon tax plan, which was announced on Wednesday.

The carbon tax will be applied in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

McKennahas been quoted by CTV News as saying, "The problem with what Conservatives are doing is that they aren't saying what their plan is, they keep on trying to find some excuse for why they think our plan isn’t right."

"The question for everyone is, 'What are you going to do?' Stop poking holes and saying things that aren't true about our plan, and show Canadians what you would do," McKenna said, noting that "for too long politicians have done nothing."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Canada will implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax from 2019.

The federal carbon pollution price will start at $20 per ton in 2019.

Canada Environment Minister McKenna calls Conservative criticism of carbon tax as 'smokescreen'

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