Ottawa earmarks $60M for school retrofits in carbon-backstop provinces
Money from the federal government's carbon tax will flow to schools in provinces that have refused to implement Ottawa's contentious carbon regime themselves.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced today in Ottawa the federal government will fund $60 million in energy retrofits to schools located in provinces where the federal government has imposed its own carbon tax.
Ontario will get $41 million, and New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan will receive the rest.
The four provinces have opposed and recently waged court battles against Ottawa's carbon tax.
Rhetoric between those provinces and the federal government has heated up recently.
McKenna has accused the conservative premiers of those provinces of doing nothing to fight climate change.
In Ontario, McKenna has slammed Ontario Premier Doug Ford for cutting funding to a program that intended to plant 50 million trees. In June McKenna announced $15 million over four years to rescue that program.
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