Ottawa, farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

The federal government’s analysis of how much the carbon tax is costing farmers to use their grain dryers varies wildly from what Prairie farm groups say their producers are actually paying. On Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said the government…

Supreme Court postpones federal carbon tax challenge in response to coronavirus

The Supreme Court of Canada has postponed until at least June hearing a constitutional challenge of the federal government’s carbon tax over the spread of a novel coronavirus. The top court was to have heard the challenge, launched by Saskatchewan…

Alberta government took six months to release alarming climate report

Alberta will warm faster than the rest of the planet because of human activity, causing a range of profound impacts on the province’s economy, infrastructure and public health, says a new report, prepared by climate scientists and published on a…

After losing in Alberta, carbon tax heads to Supreme Court — here’s what to know

After playing out in provincial appellate courts, the carbon tax fight will be heading next to the Supreme Court of Canada. “The government looks forward to the Supreme Court of Canada’s deliberations and is confident that the price on pollution…

Scheer accuses Trudeau of doing ‘dirty work’ for Canada’s foreign oil, gas competition

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer spoke on Tuesday in the House of Commons about the Feb. 24 Alberta Court of Appeal decision that deemed the federal carbon pricing scheme unconstitutional, asking Liberals why Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing the…

Federal environment minister reacts to Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision that carbon tax is unconstitutional

February 24 2020 4:57pm Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson reacts to the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision that the Federal Climate Action Plan is unconstitutional. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Alberta’s climate plan factored into cabinet decision on new oilsands mine: Wilkinson

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 28, 2020 4:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says cabinet’s decision on a massive new oilsands mine in Alberta…