Federal Carbon Tax Decision In Saskatchewan

Court of Appeal rules in favour of the Federal Government while Ontario's fight against the Carbon Tax awaits a decision

While Ontario’s fight against the Carbon Tax awaits a decision the Federal Environment Minister says the verdict in Saskatchewan is a win for future generations.

In a 3-2 decision the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal found the federal Liberals’ carbon tax is constitutional, contrary to arguments made by lawyers for the provincial government that it interferes in provincial jurisdiction.

Minister Catherine McKenna asked Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and conservative premiers who oppose federal carbon pricing when they will “stop the partisan games and join in on serious and effective climate action.”

She adds pricing pollution is a conservative tool, pioneered in Canada by Brian Mulroney in the fight against acid rain.

The tax still faces a parallel challenge in Ontario’s courts and the issue is almost certain to end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.