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Canadian Liberal Premier Supports Conservative Opposition to Carbon Price Increase

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🗞️ Driving the news: Canada's only remaining Liberal provincial premier, Newfoundland and Labrador's Andrew Furey, has joined Conservative calls for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to halt the planned carbon price increase
• Furey argues the hike will exacerbate the affordability crisis amidst the most significant cost of living crisis in a generation

🔭 The context: The carbon price is set to rise from $65 to $80 per tonne on April 1, a policy intended to combat climate change
• This federal charge applies in all provinces except British Columbia and Quebec, which have their systems

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The carbon pricing initiative is central to Canada's climate policy, aimed at reducing emissions
• However, exemptions and the current cost of living crisis have sparked a debate over the balance between environmental initiatives and economic pressures on households

⏭️ What's next: The opposition to the carbon price increase signals a potential shift in Canada's approach to climate policy amid economic challenges
• With the debate intensifying, the future of this policy may hinge on public and political pressure, potentially impacting Canada's climate goals

💬 One quote: "People across Canada are hurting right now from the high cost of living. The federal government needs to stop the carbon tax," said Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

📈 One stat: The carbon price increase from $65 to $80 per tonne is expected next month, amidst concerns over its impact on the cost of living.

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