Ontario gas stations could be fined $10,000 a day for missing anti-carbon-tax stickers | CBC News

Buried in Ontario’s budget bill are fines of up to $10,000 per day for gas station operators who don’t display government-mandated stickers about the price of the carbon tax.
The budget contains a new piece of legislation called the Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act that would require gas stations to display the sticker on each pump. The sticker shows the federal carbon tax adding 4.4 cents per litre to the price of gas now, rising to 11 cents a litre in 2022.

Facebook pressured Canada to ease up on data rules, U.K. reports say | CBC News

Facebook promised to open a data centre in Canada to create jobs, in exchange for the federal government offering assurances that it would not impose its jurisdiction over the company’s non-Canadian data.

13 First Nations come together to create new forestry agreement | CBC News

Thirteen Indigenous communities who control more than 50 per cent of the provincial allocated and active wood supply in Saskatchewan have banded together.
An agreement signed between the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Big River First Nation, Pelican Lake First nation, Witchekan Lake First Nation and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council was formalized in early December.
Al Balisky, CEO of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council Industrial Investments, said finalizing the agreement is the first step in executing the group’s vision of “supporting continued Indigenous investment and influence” in the provincial forest and climate sectors.

Canada pushing back against U.S. attempts to change text of USMCA deal: official – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada is pushing back against U.S. attempts to change the text of their September trade pact and the issue may have to be referred to ministers to settle, a Canadian source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
“Some of the stuff they (the Americans) have been putting forward is not at all what we agreed to,” said the source, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation.

Oilsands companies pull back on production as ‘crisis’ hits sector | CBC News

With no immediate relief in sight from a collapse in Canadian oil prices, Alberta oilsands companies are beginning to turn down the taps and produce less oil.
Low prices for Canadian crude are causing a chill throughout the industry — from the oil majors, to the small service companies.

NB Power to dodge major carbon taxes after Ottawa proposes looser rules on coal plants | CBC News

In a climate-policy retreat over the treatment of coal, federal Liberals are proposing to loosen emission standards for power plants that burn the fuel, effectively lowering carbon taxes on each tonne of greenhouse gas released from coal-burning stations, like NB Power’s Belledune, next year to less than $1.

Trudeau to unveil carbon tax plan Tuesday for provinces that don’t comply | CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil Tuesday the federal government’s plan for wayward provinces that do not comply with the national climate plan.
That plan, brokered with most provinces roughly two years ago, includes a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions as part of a larger effort to tackle climate change. Trudeau has said the federal government will implement the carbon tax in provinces that do not have a tax of their own, or a cap-and-trade system.

Liberal government writes off $1.1B US loan to Chrysler, plus interest, docs show | CBC News


David Reevely: Ottawa mayor sued for blocking Twitter critics, says he has right not to be harassed | National Post

nationalpost.com/news/local-news/reevely-my-twitter-account-is-personal-watson-says-in-response-to-charter-challenge-and-i-can-block-who-i-want-to/wcm/8fa72330-bd5a-49f6-9632-a7d979d31fce?utm_term=… Mayor Jim Watson will stick up for his right to block people from following him on Twitter if they pester him , he said Wednesday, a day after three people asked for a court ruling that doing so is unconstitutional.
“This is my personal Twitter account,” he said in a statement relayed by spokesman Mathieu Gravel. “I have the right not to be attacked and harassed by the same individuals on a regular basis. I believe in civility in public discourse, and this type of behaviour would not be tolerated in a face-to-face debate. I look forward to dealing with this matter in due course.’’

Supreme Court rules Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people before drafting laws | CBC News

Canada’s lawmakers do not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing legislation that might affect constitutionally protected Indigenous and treaty rights, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The decision will be welcomed by the federal government, which has argued such an obligation would be far too onerous and slow down the legislative process considerably.

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