Today, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced that the Government of Canada has equivalency agreements with the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. These agreements will replace federal regulations for up to five years. Earlier this year, agreements were reached with Alberta and Saskatchewan and British Columbia. 3.7 Communications and information shared under this agreement are transmitted by each party to the appropriate official and can be transmitted electronically. In addition to the deadlines, emission targets are also set in the equivalency agreement. General and Electricity Producer Regulations With effect as of January 1, 2018, these rules on coal-fired electricity are a step towards an equivalency agreement with the federal government. Under an equivalency agreement, the Canadian government would accept Saskatchewan`s compliance with or exceed federal standards, allowing the province to regulate its own emissions from the saskPower fleet of coal-fired power plants. and whereas, in determining equivalence, the effects of the federal regulation on coal-fired power plants have been modelled on the basis of regulated requirements that include 420 tonnes of carbon dioxide per gigawatt-hour of electricity generated (t CO2/GWh) of the emission intensity standard for coal-fired power plants operating beyond their useful life. Total modeled emissions from Saskatchewan`s electricity generation sector for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2029 are 176.7 million tonnes of CO2; Canada and Saskatchewan (“the parties”) are, in principle, parties to the Canada-Saskatchewan agreement on an equivalency agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal production from coal-fired electricity (coal-fired power decree) of November 22, 2016. 5.2 This agreement expires on December 31, 2024. This agreement, as it currently is, can be renewed so that any extension expires no later than December 31, 2029. This agreement can be terminated earlier by giving the other party a period of at least three months with a period of at least three months. Duncan obtained cabinet approval to sign the agreement at its February 14 meeting, and said his federal counterpart Catherine McKenna got the agreement from the federal government to sign the agreement.

However, McKenna`s signature authority is subject to a further 60 days of public comment.