The Saskatchewan government has threatened to take the federal government to court over the so-called carbon tax, and now the threat appears to be reality.
Premier Scott Moe says the province will file a case with the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal against the federal government over carbon pricing in the coming weeks.
The move comes after it was learned the federal government introduced legislation to impose a carbon tax on the province in a 556 page Omnibus bill on Tuesday which is something that caught them off-guard.
“We’ve always said we would meet them in the courts if necessary.” Moe told reporters at the Saskatchewan Legislature on Wednesday. “The reason we’ll be doing that is the carbon tax just simply does not work. Nowhere in the world does a carbon tax actually reduce emissions.”
Moe is confident of victory in the court case saying provincial resources have always been a provincial jurisdiction.
Details on how the province plans on challenging a carbon tax will be made public once court papers have been filed.