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The introduction of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change in 2016 meant that all the provinces and territories needed to agree to impose a set carbon price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. And although some politicians and industry leaders oppose any form of carbon pricing as being a costly and crippling tax, many accept that it is not only an inevitable component of doing business in Canada but the right thing to do.

To date, though, the negotiations to create a national plan “have laid bare not only the complexities of balancing federal and provincial interests while meeting our international obligations, but also the varied, and at times clashing, approaches to reducing GHG emissions,” one lawyer says.

Lexpert contributor Paul McLaughlin reports at Follow @Lexpert on Twitter. Lexpert is published by Thomson Reuters.

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