EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province will not support Ottawa’s climate change plan unless the federal government makes progress on new oil pipelines to Canada’s coasts.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national “floor price” on carbon Monday as he kicked off debate in the House of Commons over whether Canada should ratify the Paris accord on climate change.
Notley immediately issued a statement saying her government supports a common carbon price.
But she says Alberta won’t support the proposal unless it sees progress on energy infrastructure.
She says Alberta has generously supported initiatives in the past to help other provinces deal with tough economic times.
Notley says it’s time for the federal government to act and help Alberta get back on its feet.