National Newswatch

The Ford government’s appeal to Ottawa to reallocate funding for climate change initiatives has been denied.

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Thursday that Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government would not receive the $420-million in funding it lost when it cancelled the province’s cap and trade program over the summer, despite introducing new measures to lower carbon emissions. Instead, McKenna said Ottawa would leapfrog the province and give funding to combat climate change directly to communities and organizations in Ontario.

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