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Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre‘s call for an emergency debate in the House of Commons on the April 1 carbon price increase will not move forward.

Speaker Greg Fergus said that the request did not meet the requirements under the standing orders of the House of Commons to trigger an emergency debate.

Poilievre had said in a statement on X that the debate was needed.

“Canadians can’t afford this. That’s why 70 per cent of people oppose Justin Trudeau’s plan to hike the tax and 70 per cent of provincial premiers, including the Liberal Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, have joined the common sense Conservative movement in demanding Trudeau spike the hike,” Poilievre wrote in a letter posted on X.

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Last week, Poilievre said the Conservatives plan to employ a variety of measures in the House of Commons to try to stop the annual carbon price increase.

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