N.S. seeks input on new cap and trade program

The Nova Scotia government is seeking input on key elements of a new a cap and trade program that will help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The province says businesses, industry associations, non-government organizations and others can comment over the next month on a discussion paper outlining the key principles and design features being considered for the plan.

Environment Minister Margaret Miller says she wants to ensure the program is effective in reducing carbon emissions and supports a competitive economy.

Feedback received will be used to develop Nova Scotia's program, which is being implemented as part of a federal plan to fight climate change.