The provincial government’s court case against the federal government’s carbon tax will be heard by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal on February 13th and 14th. A statement from the Government of Saskatchewan says it maintains “the carbon tax is unconstitutional because the federal government is applying a tax unevenly across the country based on their evaluation of provincial climate change plans, which they have no right to do.”
The provincial government also encourages the Trudeau government to delay imposing the carbon tax until the court has ruled on the case. The federal government has said a price on carbon pollution creates incentives for individuals, households and businesses to choose cleaner options. The feds argue it’s not a tax, because it’s revenue neutral meaning there will be no revenue for the government.