The Governments of Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan have announced their intention to challenge decisions on the application of the federal carbon tax on fuel supplies handed down by the Court of Appeal in both Saskatchewan and Ontario. In addition, the Government of Alberta has announced that it has asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to rule on the constitutionality of the federal carbon tax.
The provinces contend that the federal government’s carbon tax is unconstitutional and that only the provinces have the right to administer a climate change program in their province. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments against the federal carbon tax on December 5, 2019.
Additional information can be found in the following press releases:
- Alberta Challenges Federal Tax Grab;
- Alberta Stands with Saskatchewan Against Federal Carbon Tax;
- Supreme Court of Canada Set to Hear Carbon Tax Case on December 5 [Saskatchewan];
- Statement from Minister Yurek Following the Ontario Court of Appeal's Decision; and
- Premier's statement on Ontario Court of Appeal decision [New Brunswick].