Premier Brad Wall and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media Tuesday to debate Canada’s proposed carbon tax.
During a recent interview with CTV News, Trudeau defended the carbon tax, specifically pointing to Brad Wall’s displeasure with the tax.
Premier Wall tweeted Trudeau had said he would not impose a carbon tax on provinces adding he had supported that policy.
The prime minister suggested the premier was misrepresenting what he said.
This is the latest in a battle between Trudeau and Saskatchewan, which is upset the federal government plans to impose a carbon price.
Starting in 2018, the Liberals will set a minimum price on carbon pollution of 10-dollars-per-tonne, which will rise by 10-dollars a year until 2022 to reach 50-dollars-per-tonne.
The federal government says the provinces and territories will get to decide how they implement carbon pricing — whether they adopt a carbon tax or use a cap and trade system.
Premier Wall says a carbon tax would damage Saskatchewan’s economy by taking more than 2.5-billion-dollars out of the province.