Manitoba to Challenge Carbon Tax in Court


WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is challenging the federal government’s carbon tax in court.

Saskatchewan and Ontario have already launched court action.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says Ottawa has no authority to impose a carbon tax on any province that has a credible carbon−reduction plan.

Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick refused federal instructions to enact their own carbon levies.

That prompted Ottawa to impose its own tax in the four provinces, which started Monday.

The Canadian Press