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Canadian government defends its carbon tax in Ontario court battle – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2019147 Views

After Ontario lawyers attack tax, federal lawyers will argue it’s key to fighting climate change

Apr 16, 2019

A lawyer representing the Canadian government is defending the federal carbon tax, one day after the Ontario Court of Appeal began hearing the province’s appeal to scrap it.

The Liberal government, which began its submissions on Tuesday, insists its law, which kicked in on April 1, is an appropriate response to the nationally important issue of climate change. The aim, the government says, is to cajole people into changing their behaviour.

CBC Toronto has been given access to the courtroom and will be live-streaming the court case. Tuesday’s hearing is underway.

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