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Alberta’s $15-per-tonne carbon emissions penalty is due to expire on Sept 1, five days before the Tory leadership vote.
Alberta’s $15-per-tonne carbon emissions penalty is due to expire on Sept 1, five days before the Tory leadership vote.
(kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and mail)

Oil patch needs clarity on carbon rules

Alison Redford’s departure quieted a political crisis for the Alberta government, but there are still stacks of unfinished work, perhaps none bigger or thornier than tackling rising greenhouse gas emissions.

With no permanent successor as premier due for at least five months, it’s a stretch to expect more clarity on carbon, though. The timing isn’t good.