Brad Wall is standing up for the rights of Canadian provinces to set their own climate policies, while Trudeau & McKenna seek to dictate what the provinces must do.
The Trudeau government has revealed the federal carbon tax (cash grab) they plan to impose on provinces that don’t create their own carbon pricing schemes.
“Today, we’re following through on our commitment to put a price on carbon pollution across Canada, with federal legislation and a practical approach to protect competitiveness for large industry,” said Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.
Of course, individual provinces don’t get a say in the plan, as the ones that don’t want a carbon tax – particularly Saskatchewan, are having one imposed on them.
That isn’t sitting well with Brad Wall, who tweeted the following:
Trudeau govt has draft bill to impose fed carbon tax on provs that don’t have one. Our made-in-SK plan takes serious action on climate change without carbon tax.
— Brad Wall (@PremierBradWall) January 16, 2018
While it’s easy to lose sight of history in day-to-day political discussion, Brad Wall’s position is in line with how Canada was supposed to be structured.
Individual provinces are supposed to have a large amount of independence, and the federal government was supposed to be confined to a few narrow tasks of national-scope, including national defence and the overarching laws of the country.
However, over subsequent generations, the federal government has increasingly centralized power, a trend which has reached it’s apex in the Trudeau government which arrogantly stomps all over provincial jurisdiction and overrides the will of provincial representatives.
That’s why all of us should be cheering for Brad Wall and Saskatchewan to succeed if they end up taking the Trudeau government to court against the centralized Trudeau government.
The federal government should not be able to impose a carbon tax on unwilling Canadians.
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