Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger, Transport>Freight
Agency:Transport Canada

On April 1 2009, the Government of Canada announced that it is proceeding with the immediate development of regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) to limit emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new cars and light trucks to take effect beginning with the 2011 model year. The Government of Canada has indicated that it will harmonise its standards with the national standards of the United States, its largest trading partner. (Pursuant to the direction of Congress, the U.S. Administration is working to progressively tighten fuel economy standards to achieve a level of 35 miles per gallon for the combined fleet of cars and light trucks by 2020.) The development of Canadian regulations for the 2011 model year is a first step towards continued improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The details of the regulations will be developed through the normal regulatory process which includes consultations with stakeholders.

This record is superseded by:Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

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