The Saskatchewan government is continuing its fight against a federally imposed carbon tax, as their deadline to sign on to the Pan-Canadian Framework agreement has passed.
Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has written a letter to the federal ministers of finance and environment, explaining why he believes Saskatchewan is still eligible for 62-million dollars in funding for clean energy projects.
“The province of Saskatchewan did sign onto the Vancouver declaration. Because of the way the Vancouver declaration spoke about a fair and flexible approach that spoke to each jurisdiction’s ability to make their own decisions in a way that protected their economy, that recognized that every province was starting from a different starting point.” said Duncan.
The 62-million dollar investment over the next five years will now go into a Low Carbon Economy Challenge Fund, allowing other governments, First Nations and businesses to apply for the funding.