Ontario’s legal battle against the federal Liberal government’s controversial carbon tax is expected to be heard Monday in the province’s top court.
Premier Doug Ford’s government will make its case in the Court of Appeal for Ontario this morning to a five-judge panel.
Attorney General Caroline Mulroney is arguing that Ottawa’s new national carbon pricing plan, or the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, is unconstitutional.
Ottawa began levying a carbon tax on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels on April 1 in four provinces — Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick — that refused to establish their own carbon pricing plan.
After it was elected last June, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party swiftly scrapped the previous Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program.
The move led to Ottawa imposing a carbon tax on the province.