You’ve heard Premier Ford talk about it since the election campaign last Spring and today is the day the federal and Ontario governments will square off in court over Ottawa’s contentious carbon tax. At issue is the validity of federal legislation that imposes a charge on industrial polluters, and on gasoline and other fossil fuels in the four provinces that refused to impose their own carbon pricing regimes. Ontario claims Ottawa overstepped its bounds in imposing the tax on provinces. But Ottawa says it’s reacting appropriately to the nationwide crisis presented by climate change. The hearing before the Ontario Court of Appeal is set to last four days and curious Canadians can follow along at home via livestream.
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Photo Credit: Caroline Mulroney via Twitter
Our government made a commitment to the people of Ontario that we would challenge the Trudeau Liberals' carbon tax, and that's exactly what we're doing. #onpoli #forthepeople pic.twitter.com/59KysfEdgm
— Caroline Mulroney (@C_Mulroney) August 8, 2018
By 2022, the average Ontario household will be paying $648 a year more in carbon tax expenses.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) April 14, 2019
It's clear that Premier Ford is doing what his friends want and not what Ontarians want, because the Ontarians I talk to want #ClimateActionNow. Meanwhile, the Ford government is funding license plates and misleading stickers — and slashing funding for the environment. https://t.co/yRq3s1v83h
— Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@cathmckenna) April 15, 2019