With the deadline to sign the Pan-Canadian Climate Change Plan looming, the premier of Saskatchewan isn’t changing his stance on signing it.
Scott Moe spoke to reporters Monday and said as it stands now, Saskatchewan isn’t putting pen to paper.
“I’ll be talking with Minister Duncan again this particular week,” he said. “As we know, we’ve released our Prairie Resilience Climate Change Plan for the province of Saskatchewan that does not involve a taxation scheme here in Saskatchewan.”
This statement from the Premier comes after Manitoba ended it’s holdout this weekend and signed the Pan-Canadian Climate Change plan, making them eligible to get up to 67 million from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.
Moe said whether they sign the agreement or not, Saskatchewan still deserves access to that fund.
“We’ve had ample private and public investment, the largest investment in carbon capture and storage at Boundary Dam Creek,” he noted. “But I look at the private investment as well. In industries such as agriculture, in industries such as our energy industry, in industries such as our mining industry here in the province of Saskatchewan.”
“And, our manufacturing industry, with Evraz Steel just north of the city of Regina here.”