Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault today announced up to $250 million over four years to help Canadians with home heating, with nearly half the money targeted for Atlantic Canada.
Guilbeault says about $120 million of the funding will go to the four Atlantic provinces, which have raised concerns around energy costs associated with Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan.
The federal government says that with a focus on lower-income households, the funding will help homeowners using heating oil move to greener sources such as electric heat pumps.
It says early estimates indicate the funding could help between 10,000 and 25,000 homes across the country, with over 40 percent of those in Atlantic Canada….
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