Canada-China Tensions, PBO Carbon Tax Report – June 13, 2019
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters in Washington, D.C., after meeting with key U.S. officials. Minster Freeland responds to questions about former prime minister Jean Chrétien’s comments suggesting that Canada could cancel Meng Wangzhou’s extradition case to ease tensions with China.
Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Carl Burlock answer questions about insurance support for canola producers in light of China revoking Canadian export permits for canola.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces that the federal carbon tax will be applied to Alberta starting January 1, 2020. Minister McKenna, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh address the latest parliamentary budget officer report stating that government will need to boost the federal carbon tax by at least $50 per tonne to meet Canada’s Paris climate targets.