The federal government is considering a proposal to introduce a new federal climate change law to limit the warming of Canada’s atmosphere.
In the meantime, a major new agreement between the provinces and the federal government on climate change is unlikely.
The government’s position is that the provincial agreement on climate and energy could come into force when it is ratified by the provinces on July 14.
That means a new provincial agreement could be put before the House of Commons for approval on June 29.
The federal Conservatives have indicated that they are likely to block the agreement from being ratified.
The federal government would have to negotiate a new agreement with the provinces under a new law.
On Thursday, Premier Kathleen Wynne said she was considering whether to call a new election.
Wynne said the government is not considering another election before July, but she also said she is open to a debate about whether or not to ratify a new deal.
The premier said she does not want to “start throwing everything out there to the winds.”
The provinces will have a chance to ratifier the new agreement at a meeting in London on July 11.
The Ontario and Quebec governments have said they are prepared to accept a new Quebec climate law.
If that fails, the provinces could move to ratifying a new Canadian climate agreement.
This article is based on an article by Justin Ling.