Prime Minister Trudeau and the premiers ended their meeting in Vancouver by saying they’re working towards a national plan to battle climate change.
And, they say carbon pricing will be part of that plan, although they’re offering no details on how it would work.
Trudeau says he and the premiers will get together again next fall after four working groups hold meetings.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the first ministers reached a lot of common ground, and she adds their meeting on climate change was “a good first step.”
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has said his province would participate “constructively” in any working groups.
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says there’s a common understanding among premiers action on climate change should take many paths, saying the “do-nothing option is not there.”
Opposition critics are attacking what they say is a lack of action in the government’s plan against climate change.
Nathan Cullen, the N-D-P’s environment critic, says there has been enough study, adding now’s the time for action.
Conservative environment critic Ed Fast says the hard-hit oil and gas industry is looking for certainty, and all it got from the first ministers is more question marks.