CTA calls for more tax incentives to go green

OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is urging the government to change how it looks at applying green initiatives to the trucking industry in its 2018 pre-budget paper submitted this week. The CTA says there are administrative and competitive challenges with how the Government of Canada has modeled its carbon pricing system, and that the government should be removing barriers for fleets that want to invest in greener technology. Its annual submission for the federal government's pre-budget consultations also prioritizes support and investments for on-going industry issues related to taxes, cross-border trade, and highway infrastructure, the group said in a release today.

New Brunswick Considering Highway Tolls to Raise Revenue

FREDERICTON, NB -- Highway tolls and outsourcing highway maintenance are among two of many choices being considered by the New Brunswick provincial government in a report outlining possible financial moves to eliminate debt. "The choices presented in this report were brought forward by New Brunswickers through the review process," said Health Minister Victor Boudreau, who is also minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. "Not all choices contained in the report will be implemented. these are for consideration and discussion as we near the end of the review process." The review was launched in January 2015 with the goal of finding $500 million to $600 million to address the province's financial situation. Decisions will be announced as part of the 2016-17 provincial budget.