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Ontario files arguments to challenge the federal government's carbon tax

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Staff Writer | September 15, 2018
Rod Phillips
Canada   Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ontario's Government for the People took the next step in its fight against the federal government's plan to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families and businesses.

Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, announced that the government has filed a statement with the Court of Appeal summarizing the arguments it will make challenging the constitutionality of the federal government's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. This is part of the government's efforts to put money back in the pockets of the hard-working people of Ontario.

"We have a mandate from the people of Ontario to use every tool at our disposal to protect Ontario families and businesses from the federal carbon tax," said Minister Phillips. "A carbon tax has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with increasing government revenue. It will drive up the cost of gas, home heating fuel and everyday items for people across this province."

This fall, the government will be introducing an integrated made-in-Ontario environmental plan that will fight climate change and keep our air, land and waters clean for future generations. Ontario will continue to be a leader in protecting the environment while respecting and protecting taxpayers.


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