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Carbon border adjustments are back in the spotlight

Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s recently released mandate letter will keep her busy for the foreseeable future.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given her nearly 50 distinct tasks, eight of which relate to climate change. The mandate letter’s preamble — each minister’s letter has the same one — mentions fighting climate change through a “whole-of-government” approach, so expect climate change to be factored into decisions and policies that might not be obviously related to reducing carbon emissions.

December 17, 2021

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