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
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
The state has the strictest auto standards in the world.