- Category: Economic
- Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
- CTV News
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced he will not be signing any agreement with the federal government that includes a national carbon tax.
Wall made the comment on Facebook, while expressing his displeasure that the “the Federal Environment Minister just declared there will be a national carbon price, before the Premiers and Prime Minister even meet.”
“In case you're wondering, I won't be signing any agreement that includes a national carbon tax,” he added.
Wall wrote that, “with the energy sector reeling and the Canadian economy struggling, it is simply not the time for a new national tax.”
British Columbia has long had a carbon tax, while Alberta and Ontario have recently announced details of their plans to put a price on climate-change causing carbon emissions.
A carbon tax could hit Saskatchewan particularly hard, not only because it is a producer of fossil fuels, but also because it relies heavily on burning coal for electricity.