Manitoba Rolls Out New Plan to Combat Climate Change

By Journal of Commerce News.

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s provincial government has announced a Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which was developed after a year of consultations with environmental, business and climate expert stakeholders.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announce a new Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan on Oct. 27. 

One of the main components of the plan is carbon pricing at $25 per tonne starting in 2018, which Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires noted will not rise, with a full review of the carbon pricing plan scheduled for 2022.

"Our lower carbon price respects the massive hydro investments Manitobans have made over decades to build one of the cleanest electricity systems in the world," Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said in a statement.