The name may have changed but the message remains the same.
Premier Scott Moe reiterated what Brad Wall has been saying about Saskatchewan not paying a carbon tax because it’s a flawed policy.
Moe spoke at a networking conference in Ottawa on Friday.
He says a carbon tax doesn’t work and hasn’t work in any jurisdiction in the world where it has been imposed, because it doesn’t actually reduce emissions.
Instead, Saskatchewan is committed to action, Moe says.
Because this province exports goods, the Premier believes we need to communicate to the federal government and to customers how we are moving toward more environmental methods.
As an example, Moe mentioned Evraz Steel north of Regina which produces pipe, manufactured with 80 per cent less emissions than comparable manufacturers around the world.
He also emphasized that Saskatchewan’s agricultural industry is more than carbon neutral through changes in cropping practices with zero till drills used in one pass tillage, through crop breeding, and with pulse crops producing their own soil nitrogen which means less fertilizer use.