On December 15, 2009, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger indicated that the provincial government would soon publish draft legislation enabling the creation of a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Manitoba. According to Selinger, the system will be subject to public consultations in 2010. Manitoba – like Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec – is a partner in the Western Climate Initiative, a group of several Canadian provinces and U.S. states working to establish a common cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases by January 1, 2012.

For further information, please see the province of Manitoba’s news release.