ONTARIO 'ALARMIST' OVER CARBON PRICING, TOP COURT HEARS
Apr 16, 2019
By Bob Komsic
The federal government says the Ford government is being ”alarmist” in its constitutional challenge of Ottawa’s carbon pricing law.
Lawyer Sharlene Telles-Langdon says there’s no merit to the provincial claim the federal government will gain new powers.
A provincial lawyer told the panel of five judges of Ontario’s top court Monday that the law strays far into provincial powers and if the law stands, Ottawa might be able to tell Canadians when to drive and where to live.
But Telles-Langdon disputes the notion, saying Ottawa’s only aim is to curb carbon emissions which do not respect provincial borders.