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Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna argues that Canada must proceed with a long-term transition to a lower-carbon economy, and will reap economic benefits by doing so. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna argues that Canada must proceed with a long-term transition to a lower-carbon economy, and will reap economic benefits by doing so. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Ottawa targets gas, heating in plan to cut carbon Add to ...

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The Liberal government is proposing regulations that would force marketers of gasoline and home-heating fuels to reduce the carbon content of the energy products they sell, as part of the national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In a newly released discussion paper, Environment and Climate Change Canada said the clean-fuel standard would come on top of the national carbon-price system to be introduced next January and in addition to existing federal and provincial regulations that require ethanol to be added to gasoline.

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