Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Transport
Agency:Environment Canada
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Funding:Funding for this initiative is provided through the Canada’s Clean Air Agenda (Budget 2011 funding for the Clean Air Agenda, which funds numerous activities, is almost CAD 870 million over two years).

On April 1, 2009, the Government of Canada announced that it would proceed with the immediate development of regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) to limit emissions of greenhouse gases from new passenger automobile and light trucks to take effect beginning with the 2011 model year.  As such, in October 2010, the Government of Canada published the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations, which are aligned with the United States and establish progressively tighter emissions standards for new passenger automobiles and light trucks over the 2011-16 model years.  As a result of the regulations, it is projected that the average greenhouse gas emission performance of new vehicles for the 2016 model year will be about 25% lower than the vehicles that were sold in Canada in 2008. The Government of Canada also published a Notice of Intent regarding its commitment to continue working with the United States toward the development of tighter standards for light-duty vehicles for the 2017 and later model years.  Funding for these initiatives is provided through Canada’s Clean Air Agenda.

Related policies:Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

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