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Ottawa set to introduce carbon-tax legislation with breaks for industry

January 16, 2018
Category: Today's Takeaway

Ottawa is set to introduce carbon-tax legislation that will give breaks to industrial emitters and “avoid driving industry out of the country to jurisdictions that have no carbon pricing”. In other Business news: the US National Association of Home Builders reports on rising prices for lumber, OSB and gypsum; and BC’s special envoy on softwood lumber (David Emerson) is out of a job.

In Forestry News: Saskatchewan moves to address the threat to ash trees: BC Minister Donaldson meets residents over logging plans near Seven Sisters Provincial Park; and forestry and community reps raise concerns during Ontario’s pre-budget consultations.

Finally: Whistler’s art museum wins 2018 AIA award; a UK consumer poll says says fibre based packaging is preferred for its environmental-friendliness; and meet the Colorado company that’s building houses with hemp.

— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor