Ford Government Moves Forward With Fight Against The Trudeau Carbon Tax

Ontario government says the carbon tax is unconstitutional.

The Ford government is moving forward with their fight against Trudeau’s hated carbon tax.

Here’s what they said in a release:

“Today, Ontario’s Government for the People took the next step in its fight against the federal government’s plan to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families and businesses.

Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, announced that the government has filed a statement with the Court of Appeal summarizing the arguments it will make challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. This is part of the government’s efforts to put money back in the pockets of the hard-working people of Ontario. The province’s position in court will be that the federal act imposes an unconstitutional tax on Ontarians because:

  • Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions is not within the power of the federal government. Provinces are capable of regulating greenhouse gas emissions themselves and there is no need to expand the scope of the federal government’s powers to allow it to impose a one-size-fits-all federal carbon price. Greenhouse gases are caused by a wide range of activity and are not the kind of single, indivisible matter that the federal government can regulate as a national concern.
  • The federal act imposes unconstitutional taxes contrary to Section 53 of the Constitution Act, 1867. The act does not require the funds to be used for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, there is not a sufficient link between the charges and the stated regulatory purpose – reducing greenhouse gases – for the charges to be valid. Accordingly, the charges imposed by the act are unconstitutional, disguised taxes.

“We have a mandate from the people of Ontario to use every tool at our disposal to protect Ontario families and businesses from the federal carbon tax,” said Minister Phillips. “A carbon tax has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with increasing government revenue. It will drive up the cost of gas, home heating fuel and everyday items for people across this province.”

This fall, the government will be introducing an integrated made-in-Ontario environmental plan that will fight climate change and keep our air, land and waters clean for future generations. Ontario will continue to be a leader in protecting the environment while respecting and protecting taxpayers.”

Spencer Fernando

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Common sense and FOR the regular everyday Canadian, we all want Canada to be a clean place to live, and we all want jobs and workplaces that respect the environment, this can be done, safely we have the technology and with good management and laws, and rewards for companies that do so also. Doug Ford should be supported across Canada for helping and protecting Canadians, we should all stand behind him. Doug Ford is FOR the people, so is a threat to our communist globalists Feds. Realize that this federal government is about making the elite richer and the poor… Read more »

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I feel HOPE . First Time Ever! Thank you Doug Ford!!!!! Now to get RID of our Corupt liberal Government….

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A carbon tax will do nothing to prevent climate change, in fact if you were to ask politicians of any party what role does carbon dioxide play in climate change they most likley have no idea. The climate extremists including Trudeau and his green zombie friend Butts also hvae no idea, when you hear the climate extremists talk about carbon reduction the are really talking about carbon dioxide. Credible climate scientists will confirm that carbon dioxide is plant food and more of it is better, current levels are about 400 PPM, and optimal levels used in green house farming are… Read more »