Like father, like son.
Or, more appropriately and accurately in this case, like predecessor, like current.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe was in Ottawa for a technologies conference, when the topic of carbon taxation came up.
Much like former Brad Wall, Moe blasted the idea of carbon tax being federally imposed on Saskatchewan and questioned it’s purpose.
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“The fact of the matter is is there’s no jurisdiction in the world where a carbon tax has been introduced where it has actually been responsible for reducing emissions in any way, shape or form,” said Moe.
“It’s a flawed policy, it doesn’t work and it won’t work in Saskatchewan. It hasn’t worked in Canada, nor will it.”
By introducing a carbon tax, Moe says it gives more incentive to business to close up shop and set up in other provinces and countries.
Instead of imposing a tax, Moe says a commitment to action and demonstrating the environmental advancements made by Saskatchewan industries is a much better way to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of the province.
A prime example? Moe says just look at the main driver of Saskatchewan’s economy, the agricultural sector.
“We’ve taken the soils in the province of Saskatchewan from 20 years ago where were a net emitter of carbon, probably about 800,000 tonnes a year to actually now to net sequester about 8.7 million tonnes a year.”
Moe also pointed to Evraz Steel in Regina, noting the company is producing product with 80% less emission than comparable companies.