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Canadian Environment and Climate

A Conservative motion to “spike the hike” and stop the April 1 carbon price increase was defeated in House of Commons on Wednesday as the environment minister says, “We can’t put climate change on pause.”

Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre introduced a motion earlier this week to stop the annual carbon price increase, which is set to rise to $80 per tonne on April 1 from the current $65 per tonne.

Increases are scheduled to take place annually until 2030 when the pollution levy is set to reach $170 per tonne.

The motion was ultimately defeated, with the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Quebecois voting against.

Now, it appears Poilievre will introduce a non-confidence motion in the government over the increase.

“Today I’m announcing that if [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau does not declare today an end to his forthcoming tax increases on food, gas and heat that we will introduce a motion of non-confidence in the prime minister,” …

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