Oct 04, 2018
By Jane Brown
Premier Doug Ford will be in Saskatoon Thursday to stand with his counterpart in opposition to the federal government’s carbon tax.
“My friends, I’m so excited to tell you I’m heading to Saskatchewan to see my friend, Premier Scott Moe. He’s a champion. We have a strong united front against the worst tax ever. That’s the carbon tax. We’re going to stand up to Justin Trudeau’s tax and spend policies,” Ford declared.
Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is challenging Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan in court.
Moe’s government has asked Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal to rule on whether the federal plan is unconstitutional.
Wednesday, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said his province has scrapped its carbon tax plan.
The Ottawa Liberals say provinces have to enact a cap and trade system or a carbon tax that would start at 10-dollars a tonne this year and rise to 50-dollars a tonne by 2022.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his government would rather provinces enact a carbon tax themselves, but if they don’t, Ottawa will do so and return the money collected back to Canadians.