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Ball Government Should Join Challenge Of Federal Carbon Tax, Says Crosbie
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Office of the Official Opposition 

For Immediate Release


St. John’s, NL (August 1, 2019) – PC Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie says seven provincial governments are coordinating their challenges of the federal carbon tax – but the Ball government is not one of them.

The Attorneys General of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick met in Saskatoon on July 30 to collaborate. Manitoba is also working on court action. Quebec has said it will back Saskatchewan, contending that the federal law intrudes on provincial jurisdiction, and PEI has also registered as an intervener.

“Newfoundland and Labrador should join the legal challenge of the carbon tax, considering the impact on our province of this ill-conceived tax,” said Crosbie.

“The federal-mandated tax hurts our economy without doing anything to reduce carbon emissions or deal with climate change. It punishes people for failing to make choices that are not even available to them, and neglects to take account of the billions we are investing in clean energy.”

“If the federal Conservatives are elected with a majority in October, the carbon tax will die. Otherwise, the Ball Liberals should make clear they will join the challenge and send a loud message to Ottawa that we expect better.”



Bradley Russell

Director of Policy and Research

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