iPolitics AM: Alberta appeals court puts federal carbon tax back on House agenda – iPolitics

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Feb 25, 2020

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With no immediate — or, for that matter, “peaceful” — end in sight to the rolling rail blockades in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en chiefs battling the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline and a sudden uptick in pointed questions over his government’s energy policy in the wake of Teck Frontier’s last-minute decision to pull the plug on its massive oilsands expansion project, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was already set to spend another week on the defensive in the House — and that was before the Alberta Court of Appeal concluded that the new federal carbon tax is unconstitutional.

As Canadian Press reported on Monday, the 4-1 decision “gave opponents of the federal carbon tax” — which includes, at last check, both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, among others — “their first win” on the legal battlefield after failing to make the case during two previous provincial court go-rounds in Saskatchewan and Ontario.

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