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Statement - Government of Canada responds to Ontario court hearing on Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

TORONTO, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, as the Court of Appeal for Ontario concluded its hearing on the constitutionality of Canada's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna issued the following statement:

"We must act now to fight climate change and protect the environment for future generations. Greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change are a matter of national concern and cannot be contained within provincial boundaries. Putting a price on carbon pollution is recognized as one of the most effective tools to reduce these emissions.

"Practical solutions can also make life affordable while we work together to fight climate change. This year, an eligible Ontario family of four will receive a climate action incentive payment of $307 after they file their taxes.

"We thank the Court of Appeal for Ontario for hearing the vast diversity of voices?health professionals, young people, economists, Indigenous Peoples, environmental groups, faith groups?that support taking climate action by ensuring it is no longer free to pollute. Throughout the hearing, supportive parties reinforced the reality that climate change is a national and global crisis, and that Canada?including all provinces and territories?must continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work to build a clean-energy economy."

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