Ottawa approves New Brunswick's carbon tax plan for consumers

Posted In: News Date:Dec 12th, 2019

The federal government has accepted New Brunswick's proposal for a carbon tax on consumers, making it likely that drivers in the province will pay less at the pumps starting next April 1.

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in a statement that Ottawa had approved the provincial plan, which has not been released publicly.

"I think that's good news and that's in keeping with the spirit and the intent of the pan-Canadian framework when it was developed," he told CBC News from Madrid, where he's attending an international climate-change conference.