If the courts won’t get rid of the carbon tax, then Canadians can get rid of it through the electoral process.
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled against the Saskatchewan government’s challenge to the Trudeau Carbon Tax.
The court ruled that the tax is constitutional.
Notably, it was a split decision, with a narrow 3-2 majority.
Two of the judges said it was unconstitutional.
There are also court challenges ongoing in other provinces, including in Ontario, Manitoba, and New Brunswick.
The Saskatchewan government has said they will bring the fight to the Supreme Court.
Here’s what Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said following the report:
“Though I am disappointed with today’s ruling, our fight will continue on behalf of Saskatchewan people – who oppose the ineffective, job-killing Trudeau carbon tax. It was a 3-2 split decision and we look to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.”
Though I am disappointed with today's ruling, our fight will continue on behalf of Saskatchewan people – who oppose the ineffective, job-killing Trudeau carbon tax. It was a 3-2 split decision and we look to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Additionally, Premier Moe noted how the Trudeau Carbon Tax is repeatedly losing in the court of public opinion, as every government that has campaigned in favour of the carbon tax has lost in provincial elections.
“Ultimately, this will be decided by the voters in the federal election. In three provincial elections in the past year, the party which supported the Trudeau Carbon Tax lost and the party standing up for its citizens by opposing the Trudeau Carbon Tax won.”