Pollution always has a cost and that’s why we made sure it is no longer free to pollute, anywhere in Canada. Despite the objections of Conservatives every step of the way, our price on pollution is internationally recognized as a model system. Together, we proved to the world that what people really want is good climate policy, not political obstruction. And we know that a strong price on pollution can have a strong impact on reducing our emissions.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Continue to put a rising price on pollution, while putting more money back into the pockets of Canadians.
- Keep protecting Canadian jobs and competitiveness through smart carbon pricing design.
- Move forward, in collaboration with key trading partners, like the United States and European Union, on applying Border Carbon Adjustments to imports from countries that aren’t doing their part to reduce carbon pollution and fight climate change. This includes considering applying Border Carbon Adjustments on imports of steel, cement, aluminum, and other emissions-intensive industries, similar to the European Union’s approach.