Saskatchewan farm groups are supporting the Sask. Party governments move to challenge Ottawa’s ability to impose a carbon tax in the province.
Premier Scott Moe is asking the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to rule on the Trudeau governments right to impose a carbon tax.
APAS President Todd Lewis, said farmers feel carbon taxes are unfair and will increase the cost of doing business.
“It’s not just only the cost on something like fuel , but it’s also the hidden costs,” Lewis said.
“At the end of the day farmers and ranchers can’t run a world market, we can’t pass those costs along, so any of those taxes will affect us just directly on our bottom line. At the end of the day we don;t see much value,” said Lewis.
Lewis is hoping the province is successful in its challenge of a federally imposed carbon tax in Saskatchewan.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers association is also expressing support for the provincial court action.