Premier Rachel Notley has released the following statement on the federal government’s proposals on carbon pricing:
“In principle, the Government of Alberta supports a common price that all provinces and territories meet in their climate change plans. That ensures that we are all making the same effort, and it ensures that no one is penalized economically.
“All revenues derived from Alberta’s climate change plan will remain in the province.
“With regard to the federal government’s proposals today, Alberta will not be supporting this proposal absent serious concurrent progress on energy infrastructure, to ensure we have the economic means to fund these policies.
“It is time for the Government of Canada to act on this issue. Albertans have contributed very generously for many years to national initiatives designed to help other regions address economic challenges. What we are asking for now is that our landlock be broken, in one direction or another, so that we can get back on our feet.”