Editorial: Trudeau shows touch of Harper

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed carbon tax has merits; his method for introducing it does not. Provincial environment ministers were meeting federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in Montreal Monday, aiming to work out an agreement on carbon pricing, when Trudeau announced in Parliament that the federal government would impose a floor price on carbon pollution, starting at $10 a tonne in 2018 and rising each year to $50 a tonne by 2022.

Ottawa would impose carbon pricing on provinces or territories that don’t implement a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system by 2018.

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