Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a carbon tax exemption for home oil heating and other provinces now seeking exemptions for themselves, an Ontario Grand Chief is requesting a full exemption on Indigenous lands.

Last week, Trudeau announced a three-year pause on federal carbon pricing for home oil heating, which predominantly benefits Atlantic Canadians.

Ontario and the Prairies mostly use natural gas for heating, which has not been included in the feds’ carbon tax carve-out.

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