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Ontario's cap and trade plan won't benefit province, Patrick Brown says

Opposition Leader Patrick Brown is seeking the prime minister's help in opposing the cap-and-trade program being brought in by the provincial Liberal government.

Ontario PC leader pens letter to Trudeau to express concerns about Wynne's plan

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concerns about Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's cap-and-trade plan. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

Opposition Leader Patrick Brown is seeking the prime minister's help in opposing the cap-and-trade program being brought in by the provincial Liberal government.

In an open letter to Justin Trudeau, the PC leader says he has concerns that the cap-and-trade plan endorsed by Premier Kathleen Wynne's government "does not have Ontario's best interests at heart."

Brown says his party supports putting a revenue-neutral price on carbon to protect the environment without harming the economy, and notes Trudeau recently announced a similar policy.

He says he wants Trudeau to remove cap-and-trade as an eligible carbon pricing system for Ontario.

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