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Meet other groups speaking up in court about Doug Ford’s fight against the carbon tax – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2019156 Views

Lawyers for environmental, Indigenous and taxpayers groups will make arguments on Day 3

Apr 17, 2019

Lawyers for the governments led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford aren’t the only ones arguing about the federal carbon tax in a Toronto courtroom this week.

On day three of the province’s legal challenge, a five-judge panel will hear from environmental, Indigenous and taxpayers’ groups, as Ford’s government continues its legal fight against the tax. CBC Toronto will live-stream the court proceedings as the lawyers make presentations at the Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday.

The crux of the constitutional challenge is whether the federal government has the right to impose the carbon tax on a province. Supporters of Ontario’s position say pollution pricing is unfair to taxpayers, while those who agree with the federal government say pollution is a national concern.

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