Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes to the Supreme Court
Will hear three separate cases to determine if the federal carbon-tax legislation is constitutional.
Little used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts
Alberta Court of Appeal ruled 4-1 that the carbon tax is unconstitutional, finding the argument that climate change is a national concern strips power from the provinces.
Pallister hints at possible carbon tax deal with federal government
Manitoba premier wants flat tax that doesn’t rise and credit for billions of dollars in debt taken on for the development of clean hydro electricity.
Alberta Appeal Court sides with Alberta on federal carbon tax
In a 4-1 decision, the court says the legislation that brought in the tax erodes provincial jurisdiction.
Manitoba carbon tax a maybe, after Pallister’s meeting with Trudeau
Premier said he’ll unveil a new green plan and discuss it with the federal government.
Manitoba premier Pallister plans to discuss carbon tax with Trudeau
Hoping for some flexibility, especially after poor Liberal election results on the Prairies last fall.
Alberta Appeal Court reserves ruling in federal carbon tax challenge
After three days of submissions, court said it would issue a ruling as soon as it’s able.
‘You can call anything a national concern:’ Alberta questions federal carbon tax
Ottawa argues that authorization for the tax comes under the Constitution’s peace, order and good government clause.
Too late for a carbon tax, says former Ontario Liberal environment minister
Glenn Murray says carbon taxes will take too long to work, given how quickly the planet is warming.
Ontario argues carbon tax stickers help ‘further’ free expression
Canadian Civil Liberties Association is challenging the law, saying it violates free speech provisions.
Cash for coal workers part of Saskatchewan’s fall agenda
Government expects about 1,300 workers will be affected by the shutdown of coal plants by 2030.
BC greenhouse gas emissions near 2007 levels despite carbon tax
Data does not include results from the CleanBC climate plan that set targets of buildings.
Ford government files carbon tax challenge with top court
Province argues that Ontario’s Court of Appeal was wrong to find the carbon price was constitutional.
Prairie provinces have no plans to put carbon tax stickers on pumps
Ontario has set Aug. 30 as a deadline for stations to have the stickers posted or face fines of up to $10,000 a day.
Ottawa opposing Saskatchewan’s move to have top court delay carbon tax case
Saskatchewan recently applied to have the top court push back its December hearing in order to better co-ordinate its challenge with ones from other provinces.
‘Back to zero’: Canada’s premiers gather in Saskatoon, but none are women
Last time Canada was without any woman as premier was between November 2002 and November 2008.
PEI, Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax
Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick and BC have also filed notices of intervention in the province’s appeal.
How Canada can tax carbon efficiently
Carbon tax should replace other, less efficient policies with the same objective and be offset by cuts in other taxes.
Provinces, feds meet to find path to better plastics recycling plan
Canada only recycles about 9% of the plastic it produces.
Ontario’s top court to rule on constitutionality of federal carbon tax
Doug Ford said if carbon tax opponents lose in the courts, they will win at the ballot box in October, as Andrew Scheer has promised to scrap the tax.
Ontario wants anti carbon tax gas pump stickers displayed by Aug. 30
Enforcement plans could include an education campaign, written warnings, compliance orders and charges.
Small business to get help on energy efficiency upgrades from carbon tax money
$1.4 billion over the next four years to help them cut their carbon-tax bills, but the CFIB says that’s not enough.
Alberta throne speech followed by bill to repeal provincial carbon tax
An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax will kill Alberta’s greenhouse gas levy as of May 30.
Carbon tax on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session
Kenney has appointed a panel to come up with ways to reduce spending in the budget this fall.
Kenney says provincial carbon tax will die May 30
Ending the tax would open the door to the federal government imposing its tax.
Environmentalists welcome Sask. carbon ruling that affirms federal climate
The issue is likely to wind up before the Supreme Court.
Federal carbon tax ruled constitutional; Ottawa pressures premiers to get on board
Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled in a split decision.
Ontario Chamber asks government to abandon gas pump sticker plan
Seen as political and a violation of gas station owners’ rights.
Manitoba files separate court action over federal carbon tax, seeks review
Decisions are already pending in the court challenges by Ontario and Saskatchewan, but Manitoba says its case has some unique characteristics.
Kenney’s premiership to pose challenges, opportunities for Trudeau
Kenney could be a foil for Trudeau in the months to come.
Kenney says Bill 1 will repeal the carbon tax; swearing in set for April 30
He plans to recall the legislature in the third week of May.
Ford government mandating carbon tax stickers for gas pumps [UPDATED]
They’ll say the tax will add more than 11 cents per litre to the price of gas by 2022.