A court date has been set in stone for the Saskatchewan government’s reference case against the federal carbon tax.
The province announced on Tuesday the case would be heard on February 13-14, 2019.
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“It’ll take a period of time for the Court of Appeal to render a judgement, maybe a few weeks,” said Justice Minister Don Morgan. “We know they certainly follow the news and know that it’s important from the problem. My ask of the feds is not to do anything.”
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In October, Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said they expected to hear back in 2019, saying they were prepared, but the federal government had asked for more time.
Morgan said it’s reasonable to expect the matter to be resolved by April, while also noting regardless of what the court rules, the decision will be appealed.
Saskatchewan’s case will be supported by the Doug Ford government in Ontario, who announced at the Council of the Federation Meeting in July that they’ll be join in challenging the Trudeau government’s right to impose the tax on provinces.
(with files from Mitchell Blair and David Boles)