Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Federal Carbon Tax
- Aug 8, 2019 10:42 pm GMT
The Doug Ford government will be looking for a hearing before the Supreme Court of Canada after the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled 4-1 last Friday that the federal government had the constitutional authority to introduce its national carbon pricing plan.
The result means that, now, “the real carbon tax is the money provinces are spending on lawyers,” the Globe and Mail’s Politics newsletter headlined this morning.
“Parliament has determined that atmospheric accumulation of greenhouse gases causes climate changes that pose an existential threat to human civilization and the global ecosystem,” Chief Justice George Strathy wrote in the majority decision.
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