carbon tax

Beck’s trip to Ottawa gets a grilling from Sask Party

Beck’s trip to Ottawa gets a grilling from Sask Party

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:06am
REGINA – Opposition leader Carla Beck is back in Regina after being in the nation’s capital Ottawa last week. Beck was there to attend the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Conference meetings. But the governing Sask Party have tried to make political hay out of Beck’s attendance in recent days by portraying the Saskatchewan NDP as propping […]
Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Apr 4, 2024 | 1:32pm
The looming threat of ‘carbon jail’ continues to hover over provincial politicians in Saskatchewan over the province’s decision to not remit the carbon tax on home heating to the federal government. At a federal housing announcement held in Regina Wednesday, the question was posed to federal Minister of Justice Arif Virani on what legal consequences […]
Carbon pricing 101: What today’s increase could mean for you

Carbon pricing 101: What today’s increase could mean for you

Apr 1, 2024 | 9:44am
The national price on pollution will rise by $15 per tonne today. Here’s some questions answered about what this could mean for you. Who pays the carbon price? Canada has two different carbon pricing programs — one for big industry where companies pay the price on a share of their actual emissions, and a consumer […]
“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

Apr 1, 2024 | 7:32am
From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, Canadians are gearing up for a nationwide Axe the Tax protest April 1  – the same day the federal government is hiking the carbon tax by 23 per cent. The protests calling for the immediate and permanent removal of the carbon tax are mainly planned for the interprovincial borders across Canada. […]
Federal Energy and Natural Resource Minister responds to Moe’s carbon tax comments

Federal Energy and Natural Resource Minister responds to Moe’s carbon tax comments

Mar 29, 2024 | 9:50am
While in Regina, the Federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson criticized Premier Scott Moe and Conservative Leader Pierrer Pollieve’s remarks about carbon pricing. Wilkinson’s comments come after the federal Conservatives say they won’t be taking advice from “so-called experts” on climate policy after more than 200 economists signed an open letter challenging […]
Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Mar 27, 2024 | 10:41am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against premiers who are asking him to cancel an upcoming increase to the federal carbon price, saying they have not proposed better ideas to fight climate change.  In a reply to the seven provincial leaders on Tuesday, Trudeau said the last time they discussed the issue in 2022, […]
Moe to appear before federal committee on carbon tax hike

Moe to appear before federal committee on carbon tax hike

Mar 27, 2024 | 5:16am
REGINA – It’s been confirmed Premier Scott Moe will appear before a federal committee speaking on the carbon tax on Wednesday. It was confirmed Tuesday afternoon by his office that Premier Moe will provide virtual testimony to the federal Standing Committee on Operations and Estimates, starting at 9 a.m. Saskatchewan time Wednesday, to call for […]
Legislature kicks off over carbon levy, labour strife with teachers

Legislature kicks off over carbon levy, labour strife with teachers

Mar 5, 2024 | 8:33am
Saskatchewan’s spring legislative sitting kicked off Monday with the Opposition NDP demanding Premier Scott Moe at least pick up the phone and talk to Ottawa to resolve the escalating dispute over the carbon price. The two sides also sparred over the ongoing labour standoff with teachers, while an Independent MLA rose to publicly apologize for […]
Saskatchewan residents with low incomes worry about not getting carbon rebate

Saskatchewan residents with low incomes worry about not getting carbon rebate

Mar 4, 2024 | 5:22am
Alan Holman says the carbon rebate he gets four times a year from the federal government is crucial for his household budget. Without the funds, the Saskatoon resident, who is on disability assistance, says he’ll have to scale back on spending for his everyday needs. “It gets plugged in with the rest of my money […]