Saskatchewan’s new climate change policy came under fire in the provincial legislature Tuesday.
The NDP call the new strategy a hidden carbon tax which does not provide adequate targets to reduce greenhouse gases and avoid climate change.
Environment minister Dustin Duncan says the policy is a special “made in Saskatchewan” approach designed to avoid a damaging carbon tax.
He says “Here’s a check-in moment for the NDP. ”
He added “They can decide to accept a federal cap and trade, a federal carbon tax, or a made in Saskatchewan approach on climate change”
Duncan says his strategy is designed to avoid a federally-imposed carbon tax.
Duncan says he will protect the economic interests of Saskatchewan to avoid a federally imposed carbon tax.