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.