There was heated debate in the legislature Tuesday over climate change and a carbon tax.
NDP leader Ryan Meili demanded the province develop a carbon pricing plan to reduce emissions, protect producers and avoid a federally imposed plan.
He also says the province will lose out on a federal 62 million dollar support program.
But Premier Scott Moe says a prairie resilience plan is in place to avoid a job-killing carbon tax.
He said a carbon tax could prompt the closure of the steel plant in Regina and see its production move to China.
Moe says the proposed federal carbon tax would take 4 billion dollars from Saskatchewan’s economy over 5 years and he is prepared to go to court to battle Ottawa over the issue.