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Quebec is set to become the first Canadian province to adopt California's stringent auto-emissions standards.

Environment Minister Line Beauchamp was set to make the announcement at a U-N climate-change summit in Indonesia.

She met with her California counterpart, Linda Adams, and they were scheduled to make the announcement together.

The move is being cast a key part of Quebec's six-year plan to fight greenhouse gases.

Earlier in the summit, Beauchamp and her Ontario counterpart distanced themselves from the federal government.

She says her province is moving forward on the fight against climate change and declined to explain or defend the federal position.

Ottawa is taking flak at the summit for sticking to a hardball view that unless all major emitters sign onto targets, it won't accept any climate deal.

The federal government is also working to harmonize its auto standards _ but with the United States as a whole, not with California's.

The state has the strictest auto standards in the world.

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