Premier Brad Wall made his clearest indication yet he’ll challenge a federal carbon tax in court during a speech Thursday night.
Speaking at the premier’s dinner in Saskatoon, a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Party, Wall rallied supporters around a carbon tax battle.
“We will be the only province in Canada without a carbon tax,” he told the Prairieland Park crowd. “Because we’re going to beat that case in court.”
Wall has hinted at legal action in the past, but had a clearer picture in his latest remarks.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, the SaskParty leader expressed confidence in the province’s case.
“On an initial analysis our justice lawyers believe there’s a reasonable chance for success,” he said.
He also pointed to the Manitoba government’s recent pledge to not sign on to a carbon tax system, questioning how the federal Liberals would move forward.
“How does a national government design a tax that will only affect two of the units of the federation?” he asked.
“We’re optimistic about winning in court, and we will take it to court.”
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