Canada

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2018
The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act establishes a federal price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beginning in January 2019 and applying to any province or territory of Canada that requests the price, or to any province or territory of Canada that has not implemented a compliant carbon pricing regime. The GHG pollution prices set out in this law start at C$20 per ton in 2019, although they rise by C$10 per ton annually until a maximum of C$50 per ton in 2022. The price will then stay at C$50 per ton unless new legislation is introduced to revise the price. According to the law, producers, distributors and importers of fossil fuels and combustible waste must register and file monthly reports and returns showing that they have paid the net taxes for the fuels and waste they produce, distribute or import.

Documents
Related litigation cases
  • Saskatchewan v. Canada re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act; Bill C-74, Part 5

    Opened in 2018 Case opened

    In April of 2018, the Province of Saskatchewan filed a reference case with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, asking whether the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) was an unconstitutional intrusion into provincial jurisdiction. The GGPPA was introduced into Parliament on March 28, 20...

  • Ontario v. Canada re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019

    Opened in 2018 Case decided

    The Province of Ontario filed suit in the Ontario Court of Appeal seeking consideration of whether the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) is unconstitutional. The GGPPA became law in June 2018 and, as its name implies, allows the national government to set a price on greenhouse gas emis...

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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