Atlantic Premiers Write Federal Ministers Regarding Carbon Tax Rebates for SMEs

April 16, 2024

The Council of Atlantic Premiers recently wrote to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, regarding the billions of carbon tax rebates overdue to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


Atlantic Premiers are concerned about the federal government’s approach to managing carbon tax rebates for businesses in the region, recognizing the unique challenges faced by SMEs operating in the Atlantic provinces. To find a resolution that supports impacted businesses, Premiers urged the Ministers to take immediate action to both ensure the prompt return of the overdue carbon tax revenues to businesses in the Atlantic provinces and to establish a transparent and efficient mechanism for annual distribution going forward.





To view the Letter to Ministers Freeland and Valdez: Letter to Ministers Freeland and Valdez



For media inquiries, please contact:
Adam Ross, Office of the Premier, Prince Edward Island, 902-368-4400
Catherine Klimek, Office of the Premier, Nova Scotia, 902-717-1020
Nicolle Carlin, Office of the Premier, New Brunswick, 506-453-7494
Meghan McCabe, Office of the Premier, Newfoundland and Labrador, 709-729-3960