India, Dec. 20 -- While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau precipitated a bilateral rift with India with his comments over the farmers' protest, he has outraged farmers in Canada with a steep hike in carbon taxes that growers complain will make the produce globally uncompetitive.

According to the government's new climate action plan to achieve net zero emissions in 2050, it announced that it will "increase the carbon price by $15 per year starting in 2023", raising it to "$170 per tonne in 2030."

In the original plan laid out in 2016, the Liberal Party government had imposed a carbon tax of $20 per tonne, rising to $50 in 2022. A statement issued by Trudeau's office said, "With the end of the first five years approaching, it is now ...