B.C. to Argue for Shared Federal-Provincial Role in Ontario, Saskatchewan Carbon Lawsuits
British Columbia is intervening in two separate court cases launched by Saskatchewan and Ontario, both aiming to undercut federal authority to establish a floor price on carbon pollution.
The Saskatchewan case is due to be heard in February, while Ontario’s is scheduled for April, The Canadian Press reports.
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B.C. Attorney General David Eby says the province intends to argue federal and provincial governments share a role in addressing climate change, but the federal government has the right and responsibility to put a price on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere,” CP states. B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman touted his province’s decade-old carbon tax, but “believes the provinces should follow the national climate strategy”.