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Ontario takes its carbon tax challenge to the Supreme Court

In our article “Federal Carbon Tax Is Legal” published on June 30, 2019, we reported that the Ontario Court of Appeal had upheld the federal government of Canada’s constitutional right to impose a nationwide price on carbon emissions. As anticipated, … Continue reading

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Federal Carbon Tax Is Legal: Ontario Court of Appeal

On Friday June 28, 2019, Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its decision upholding the federal government of Canada’s constitutional right to impose a nationwide price on carbon emissions. The Ontario provincial government, which brought the challenge, will seek leave to … Continue reading

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Ontario Consults on Emissions Performance Standards Proposal to Fend Off Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop

Ontario is consulting on a proposed Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) for the industrial sector, intended as an alternative to the federal government’s Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) (federal backstop) for electricity and industrial sectors under Part 2 of the Greenhouse Gas … Continue reading

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Canada’s National Statement at COP24

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna delivered Canada’s National Statement yesterday at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in the following speech: “President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here at COP24 in Katowice. Today … Continue reading

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Ontario Government releases its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

The Ford government has released its new environment plan “Preserving and Protecting Our Environment: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan”. The plan has been placed for public comment on Ontario’s Environment Registry until January 28, 2019. To access the posting please click … Continue reading

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Ontario Passes Legislation to End Cap and Trade Carbon Tax

Yesterday, the Ford Government  fulfilled its election pledge to cancel Ontario’s cap and trade scheme with the passing of Bill 4, The Cap and Trade Cancellation Act. That leaves Ontario subject to the federal carbon pricing regime which in turn … Continue reading

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Ontario Files Arguments to Challenge the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax 

Ontario’s Government has filed a statement with the Federal Court of Appeal summarizing the arguments it will make challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The province will argue that the federal act imposes an … Continue reading

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