Top Saskatchewan Court Rules Carbon Tax Constitutional

On May 3, 2019, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its decision in the Saskatchewan government’s reference regarding the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon tax.  In a 3-2 decision, the Court ruled that the federal carbon tax “backstop” is indeed constitutional.

Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe has stated that the decision will be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.  The governments of Ontario and Manitoba have stated that they will be launching their own court challenges to the carbon tax, while Alberta and New Brunswick expressed their disagreement with the decision.

Prepared by: Tyler Berg

Tyler is an Associate working in the Vancouver office. During his law degree, Tyler participated in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and the UBC Law Review, and played intramural ice hockey for the UBC Law Legal Eagles. Tyler also… more »