Federal environment minister says Ottawa won’t follow B.C. lead on carbon tax

VICTORIA – The federal government prefers environmental regulations to new taxes to fight climate change and won’t be following British Columbia’s lead when it comes to a carbon tax, says Environment Minister John Baird.

British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce a carbon tax on consumers when Finance Minister Carole Taylor tabled her provincial budget on Tuesday.

But Baird said Wednesday such a tax is not on the federal table.

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