All of Canada’s premiers this week are descending upon the maritime province of New Brunswick for the Council of Federation meetings.
That’s including Premier of Saskatchewan, Scott Moe, who plans on speaking on a great number of things, one of them being the topic of equalization, a topic he’s been very outspoken on in the past.
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“I read an article the other day with respect to Newfoundland and Labrador and some of the financial challenges they’re having due to a drop in natural resources,” he said. “Both, with respect to employment, but also with respect to fiscal capacity of the province.”
Moe also intends on having a discussion on the federal carbon tax, something he and the current Saskatchewan government do not support.
“It was very recently rejected by the province of Ontario,” he noted. “We’ve seen New Brunswick come forward a number of months ago and say that their plan will not include a carbon tax. We see Prince Edward Island come forward and say that they have a plan to reduce emissions in their province that will also not include a carbon tax.”