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What matters most on September 11, 2018
Larry Kusch09/11/2018 7:15 PM
Despite receiving some encouraging words Tuesday from the prime minister on Manitoba's climate change policies, Premier Brian Pallister emerged from an hour-long meeting with Justin Trudeau admitting the two governments remain entrenched in their respective positions on the carbon tax.
Pallister said he was unable to obtain assurances from the PM that Ottawa would not force the province to collect a higher tax down the road than the $25-a-tonne levy Manitoba will introduce in December. Ottawa is insisting the tax gradually increase to $50 a tonne.
Asked if he had convinced Trudeau to his way of thinking, the premier said: "Not at this point, but I expect that that's something we're going to have to continue to pursue."
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