WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces a setback for his climate-change action plan in conservative-leaning Saskatchewan, as provincial opposition mounts against the federal carbon tax.

On Monday, the western Canadian province stopped collecting the tax applied to homes heated by natural gas and electricity, after Trudeau’s Liberal government exempted home heating oil from the tax in a move that favoured Atlantic Canada residents.

Many premiers criticized the federal exemption.

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