Premier Brad Wall says he is open to a broader price on carbon in the future, but now is not the time for a new tax.
Speaking the day after his Saskatchewan Party won its third majority, Wall reiterated he believes his province already has a price on carbon because it sells CO2 captured from its Boundary Dam power plant to oil companies.
But he isn’t ruling out a boarder application of a carbon price down the road.
The federal Liberal government believes carbon-pricing is the best way to reduce emissions and spur green technology.
Some provinces, such as Alberta and British Columbia, favour a carbon tax.
Other provinces, such as Ontario and Quebec, have indicated they would rather see emissions capped and credits traded among polluters.