By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Federal ministers were spoiling for a fight over carbon pricing Tuesday as the Liberals moved to expand the federal system, and the accompanying rebates, to three Atlantic provinces. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said updated pricing plans submitted by Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island don’t meet the higher standards for carbon pricing that will take effect next year. So on July 1, consumers and smaller businesses in those provinces will join those in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario who already pay the federal carbon price and receive the associated rebates. And some leaders are not happy about it, with Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston accusing the federal government of being “out of touch.” Ottawa would not specify what specifically disqualified
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