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SCOC Carbon Tax Case Continues

Saskatchewan began arguing its carbon tax reference case before the Supreme Court of Canada
yesterday.
 
The case which continues today is the first case to be argued in person before the SCOC
since the start of the COVID pandemic.
 
Lawyers for the Saskatchewan and Ontario governments faced some tough questions from
the Supreme Court Justices.
 
At issue is whether Ottawa has the constitutional right to implement the Federal
Carbon Tax on the Provinces as part of its plan to fight climate change.
 
The Province's lawyers argued the power lies with the provinces and that Ottawa should not be allowed to override it,
while Federal lawyers argued the case is more about climate change.
 
The hearings are expected to wrap up before the Supreme Court on Wednesday while deliberations on
the case are expected to take several months.
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