June 25, 2019

Supreme Court of Canada Set To Hear Carbon Tax Case on December 5

The Supreme Court of Canada has notified the Government of Saskatchewan that Saskatchewan's challenge of the federally imposed carbon tax has been tentatively scheduled for December 5, 2019.

The Government of Saskatchewan previously announced the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada following the 3-2 split decision delivered by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in May.

“While our government was disappointed with the split decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, we believe that the federal government has violated the constitutional jurisdiction of the provinces through the imposition of the federal carbon tax,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said.  “Our government looks forward to standing up for the hardworking people of Saskatchewan against the frivolous and ineffective carbon tax in the Supreme Court of Canada on December 5.”

Saskatchewan's Constitutional Law Branch is currently developing the province's factum which is due to be submitted to the Supreme Court of Canada by July 26, 2019, 60 days following the notice of appeal.