CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Following a ruling from the Court of Appeal, The Government of Alberta is now pushing Ottawa to scrap its carbon tax.
In a letter sent to Attorney General David Lametti Wednesday, Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer is demanding the province be removed from Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA).
“Albertans expect the Government of Canada to abide by the decision of the Court by immediately removing Alberta from the GGPPA’s Part I list and to work out a process for the reimbursement to Albertans of taxes paid,” the letter reads.
— Doug Schweitzer (@doug_schweitzer) February 26, 2020
The UCP scrapped the provincial carbon tax last May but the federal government moved in with its pricing plan on Jan. 1, 2020.
Schweitzer said the federal government has until the end of the week to respond to Alberta’s demands or face further legal action.
Previous challenges to scrap the carbon tax for Saskatchewan and Ontario were unsuccessful.
Those cases are now heading to the Supreme Court of Canada.