Premier Scott Moe, along with Justice Minister Don Morgan and Environment Minister Dustin Duncan, announced today (Tues) that the carbon tax is ineffective when it comes to reducing emissions.
“Studies show that this actually won’t reduce emissions so if the federal government says that we need a carbon tax to reduce emissions, this won’t do it,” said Minister Duncan.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Saskatchewan’s plan to address the issue doesn’t go far enough.
Goodale says since Saskatchewan’s plan of Prairie Resilience doesn’t cover electrical generation and natural gas pipelines, the federal backstop will apply to heavy emitters in those sectors.
He says the rules will be sensitive to the different sources of power generation.
Beginning in April 2019, he says a regulatory charge will be put on fossil fuel consumption.