The government of Saskatchewan plans to introduce and debate a motion on Monday to oppose the nation-wide carbon tax proposed by the federal government.
The motion will also support the provincial government’s climate change plan, which was announced by Premier Brad Wall last week.
“The federal carbon tax will hit Saskatchewan’s economy and Saskatchewan workers particularly hard, given the importance of the resource, mining and agriculture sectors in this province,” Wall said. “Now is not the time for Ottawa to force a job-killing carbon tax on our province. I hope members on both sides of the House can stand together and send a clear message to Ottawa – ‘no’ to a national carbon tax.”
The motion reads:
“That this Assembly supports the Government of Saskatchewan’s position on climate change as outlined in the Climate Change White Paper released on October 18, 2016, and further;
“That this Assembly opposes the Federal Government’s plan to impose a national carbon tax.”