Reevely: Federal carbon tax is too sneaky to be constitutional, Ontario will argue in court

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, September 14, 2018

A new “made-in-Ontario” plan for climate change will come this fall, the province’s environment minister Rod Phillips said Friday, at the same time as the Progressive Conservatives ask judges to strike down the federal government’s national carbon tax.

“We’ll talk about the targets when we bring forward the plan,” Phillips said in a short appearance in Toronto to talk about the province’s legal arguments against the federal tax. “That’s a commitment we have made, that the plan will be coming forward in the fall. It will also address the critical issue of adaptation.”

The earth is getting warmer, which means different and often damaging weather. Deluges of rain caused brief but harmful floods in Toronto this summer; in the north, fires raged through dry forests. Ontario will have to prepare.

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