The official representative of Doug Ford stated that, being elected the new Prime Minister of Ontario, intends to comply with this during his election campaign promise to abandon the “catastrophic” system of trading quotas for greenhouse gas emissions and to fight against the introduction of a Federal tax on carbon emissions.
The promise of Ford is concerned by the government of Quebec province, which in 2013 introduced a system of emission control and quota trading them and joined the carbon market in Ontario and California.
Ford, under the leadership of the progressive conservatives who formed Ontario’s majority government is now working with his team the “transition period” to determine how the distribution of seats in the Cabinet, and prepare for the official oath on June 29.
The Minister for the protection of the environment of Quebec Isabelle Melanson reported that she is watching whom Ford will appoint her colleagues, and plans in the future to clarify the new government of Ontario the benefits of trading emission allowances.
According to her, the Prime Minister of Quebec Philippe Cuyar not raised this issue at the meeting with Ford a few days ago, but they will see her again in July in the Federation Council − the annual meeting of provincial and territorial leaders.
Representative Doug Ford also said that he still intends to oppose the Canada-wide regulations, which will come into force next year and demand that the province has introduced a payment for emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Against this innovation the already struggling government of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.