Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of Carbon Tax Thursday

The Supreme Court of Canada will decide Thursday morning whether the federal government’s carbon tax is constitutional or not.

It’s a legal decision that has political implications for the federal government, whose climate plan rests heavily on being able to put a price on pollution.

It will also be a key ruling for conservative premiers and the Opposition Conservatives in Ottawa, who have fought against the tax since it was first announced by Liberals.

Appeal courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario upheld the law as a matter of national concern in 2019, however the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled the tax as unconstitutional back in 2019.

The decision is expected to be announced around 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning Saskatchewan time.

Premier Scott Moe will be addressing the decision to the media at noon.


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