• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Alberta Court of Appeal Rules Federal Carbon Pricing Unconstitutional


The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that the federal carbon pricing law is unconstitutional.


The court ruled that it intrudes on provincial jurisdiction.


By a vote of 4 to 1, the law was determined to be unconstitutional.


Premier Jason Kenney said on Monday afternoon that "this is a great victory for Alberta and a victory for Canadian federalism."

The Court also said, "emissions follow from virtually every aspect of provincial industrial, economic and municipal activity too, including construction, transportation, roadways, schools, hospitals, heating and cooling of buildings, generation of electrical power, farming, mining and development of natural resources."


The federal carbon charge assigns a value to each tonne of greenhouse gas emissions.

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