Ontario’s Doug Ford Locks Arms With Saskatchewan In Fight Against Federal Carbon Tax

“All the carbon tax does is take money out of the pockets of workers, families and businesses, and instead fuel out-of-control government spending. We will fight this unfair, punishing tax with every tool at our disposal.” – Ontario Premier Doug Ford

News from Doug Ford’s self-described “Government for the People”

Posted October 5th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Saskatchewan – This October 4th,  Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met to discuss how their two governments can continue to work together to fight the federal government’s plans to impose a carbon tax on Canadian families and businesses.

“Premier Ford is a strong voice in the fight against the carbon tax, and I want to thank him again for his commitment to intervene in Saskatchewan’s constitutional challenge against this damaging tax,” said Premier Moe. “I am pleased to announce that Saskatchewan will show the same support by intervening in support of Ontario’s constitutional challenge launched by Premier Ford on behalf of the people of Ontario.”

“A carbon tax, in any form, is the worst possible tax for the Canadian economy and Canadian families,” said Premier Ford. “All the carbon tax does is take money out of the pockets of workers, families and businesses, and instead fuel out-of-control government spending. We will fight this unfair, punishing tax with every tool at our disposal. In this fight we could ask for no better partner than Premier Moe and the Government of Saskatchewan.”

Ontario is intervening in the Government of Saskatchewan’s reference challenging the federal carbon tax, in addition to bringing its own reference to the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Today Otctober  4th), Premier Moe announced Saskatchewan’s intention to intervene in Ontario’s recently launched reference challenge.

Saskatchewan has already released Prairie Resilience, a made-in-Saskatchewan climate plan that does not rely on imposing punishing carbon taxes, while Ontario is currently working on its own made-in-Ontario environment plan.

A Footnote from Niagara At Large –

To hell with fighting climate change! Take me back to the good ol’ gas-guzzling 1950. And make Ontario great again. – A Message from the  ‘Who Cares What Happens In The Year 2050, I’ll Be Dead By Then’ Committee

For A Global News analysis on the pros and cons of carbon pricing as a way of reducing climate changing emissions to the earth’s atmosphere, click on – https://globalnews.ca/news/4291256/carbon-tax-do-they-work/ .

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