Ontario court rules federal government’s carbon-pricing law is constitutional

By Colin Perket, Global News, June 28, 2019

TORONTO — Ontario’s top court has ruled the federal government’s carbon charge is constitutionally sound.

In a split decision, the five-judge panel rejected a challenge from Premier Doug Ford‘s government to the validity of the carbon-pricing law.

READ MORE: Ontario government wants anti-carbon tax gas pump stickers on display by end of summer

Ottawa maintains it had to act to deal with the urgent threat of climate change as an issue of national concern.

The federal government said its approach  — imposing a levy on gasoline and fossil fuels — respected provincial jurisdiction.


Connect with us