The provincial government continues to be adamant that they can address climate change without imposing a carbon tax on Saskatchewan residents.
The federal government however does not.
Monday, the Trudeau government released a 236-page draft bill to impose its federal carbon tax on provinces that don’t have one, which is just Saskatchewan.
Premier Brad Wall released a statement Tuesday morning saying, “Our government’s made-in-Saskatchewan plan will seriously address the challenge of climate change without a carbon tax.
Saskatchewan Justice has begun its review of the draft federal legislation, which was released Monday.
We continue to believe that the federal proposal to impose a carbon tax backstop on top of provincial climate change plans is a significant overreach by the Government of Canada and is open to Constitutional challenge.
If the Trudeau government does try to impose a carbon tax on Saskatchewan families and businesses, your Saskatchewan Party government will continue our fight to prevent that from happening, including taking court action if necessary,” Wall said in his statement.