Ottawa says no to Saskatchewan’s plan to replace carbon tax

Premier Moe has issued a statement saying the government’s carbon tax plan has been rejected by the federal government.

In the statement, Moe says the submission would have protected families, jobs and industries while exceeding the federal minimum standards, in close alignment with other provincial programs previously accepted.

Moe adds the government is “fully evaluating” the federal government’s decision and is exploring avenues to “protect” Saskatchewan residents from the federal government’s carbon pricing rules.

NDP leader Ryan Meili says Moe has once again failed Saskatchewan people by saying Moe has intentionally chosen to leave us with a plan designed in Ottawa instead of a plan designed to work for Saskatchewan people.

Meili adds the current plan doesn’t work for Saskatchewan and that he is playing politics while the environment, jobs and the economy hang in the balance.

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