Trudeau’s carbon tax looks pretty much dead now that most provinces are out

When Canada’s provincial premiers gather Thursday in St. Andrews, N.B. to discuss provincial priorities, it will mark Doug Ford’s first such meeting as the premier of Ontario.

And one thing that’s likely to be on the agenda will be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to mandate a carbon tax in all provinces. As it happens, Premier Ford has already begun making good on his election promise to “scrap” Ontario’s cap-and-trade carbon tax and is vowing to fight any form of a federally imposed carbon tax in the province.

He won’t be alone.