Statement on Carbon Tax Supreme Court ruling

March 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EDMONTON, AB – Matt Jeneroux, the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the carbon tax:

“Canada’s Conservatives will protect the environment and fight the reality of climate change, but we won’t do it by making the poorest pay more.

“The Supreme Court recognized that policies related to emission reduction touch on federal and provincial jurisdiction. Conservatives prefer a collaborative approach to tackling climate change to make progress while also helping maintain a strong economy.

“The Supreme Court highlighted the risk of carbon leakage between provinces. The same risk of leakage of jobs and investment exists between Canada and the United States.

“Canada’s Conservatives will put forward a clear and comprehensive climate plan focused on reducing emissions, but we won’t do it on the backs of the poorest and working Canadians.

“Our relentless focus will remain on securing jobs, securing the economy and securing our future.”

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