Moe, Ford join to oppose federal carbon pricing

Ford says both provinces are on "the exact same page"

July 19, 2018
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

ST. ANDREWS, N.B.—Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his province will intervene in Saskatchewan’s court case against Ottawa’s carbon pricing policy.

Ford joined Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in voicing opposition to the plan prior to the start of formal talks between Canada’s premiers at the Council of the Federation meeting underway in St. Andrews, N.B.

Ford says both provinces are on “the exact same page” and Ontario will use every tool at its disposal to challenge a tax he says is bad for families and businesses.

Moe says a one-size-fits-all carbon tax fails to recognize the diverse nature of the Canadian economy.

Ford’s newly elected government is scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade program.

A federally imposed carbon price would start at $20 per tonne and increase to a level of $50 a tonne by 2022.

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