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    CTA unveils trucking wish list for federal election

    September 9, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s federal election is officially underway, and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) wants several trucking-related issues to be reflected in party platforms.

  • Feds offer greenbacks for green projects

    July 19, 2019 8:32AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Funds from the federal carbon tax are now available to cover up to 25% of the cost of selected energy-saving projects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick. The news comes as Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

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    UPDATED: Diesel prices rise, carbon tax questions remain

    March 28, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Federal carbon taxes were tacked onto fuel prices in four provinces April 1 – and they came with the threat of a $2,000 fine for affected carriers who failed to register with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Carbon tax threatens trucking jobs, says Ontario premier

    March 13, 2019 2:26PM by John G Smith

    Doug Ford returns to Challenger to decry federal carbon tax

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    Saskatchewan association continues carbon tax fight

    August 14, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    REGINA, SK – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is retiring from politics, but the Saskatchewan Trucking Association is continuing his fight against carbon pricing – and also recommending steps that should be followed if such a tax becomes a reality.

    “We have supported the provincial government’s stance on a carbon tax since the beginning, and that has not changed,” said Susan Ewart, executive director, when releasing a related white paper on Friday. “The actions the federal government is planning on taking for backstop jurisdictions are not trucking-friendly and place an unfair burden on industry. Proper policy planning will prevent those actions.”

    According to the association, a carbon tax would create an administrative burden, give U.S. carriers operating in Canada a competitive advantage, create budgeting challenges for trucking companies, and create inequalities between different transportation modes because of exemptions for marine and aviation.

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    IN PRINT — Natural Investments: Will carbon taxes boost natural gas trucking?

    January 31, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Times were different when C.A.T. signed the deal for 100 trucks that run on Compressed Natural Gas. The Canadian and U.S. dollar were essentially valued at par, increasing the fleet’s buying power on U.S.-made equipment. Quebec’s provincial government also pledged $15,000 per truck, helping to offset any sticker shock around the emission-friendly designs, and natural gas was clearly cheaper than diesel when oil was close to $100 per barrel.

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    A price on carbon, but support for natural gas?

    December 28, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association wants the provincial government to offer up to $60,000 per natural gas vehicle in a bid to offset purchase prices that are higher than diesel equipment — but it’s also asking funders to consider more than vehicle and fuel station costs alone.

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    BCTA lobbies for industry friendly tax measures

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VICTORIA — As the B.C. government makes plans for next year’s budget the B.C. Trucking Association made sure the trucking industry’s concerns will be considered.

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    STA wants no part of carbon tax

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    REGINA — In the wake of B.C.’s recent carbon tax plan, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association is urging other jurisdictions not to follow suit.

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    BCTA seeks carbon tax freeze

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association would like to see the provincial government to ease a financial burden on the trucking industry and put the carbon tax in limbo.

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    Biodiesel reduces B.C.’s carbon tax

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VICTORIA — With the addition of renewable fuels to B.C.’s diesel and gasoline pools in 2010, the provincial government has decided to relax the controversial carbon tax by 5 percent.

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    Industry seeking carbon tax changes

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VICTORIA — Rather than an all out attack on B.C.’s new carbon tax, a number of industries on the west coast are banning together to get the tax tweaked before it’s in full swing.

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    Carbon copy taxation makes its way east

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    FREDERICTON — While industry continues to work with the B.C. government to adjust to the province’s new carbon tax, similar rumblings are being made in eastern Canada.

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    Carbon plans creating a stir on both sides of the border

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, Va. — As the federal Liberals prepare for an official launch of a controversial carbon tax, the U.S. Congress got an earful from a trucking official about jurisdictional climate change initiatives.