Lori Carr, MLA and Minister of Highways and Infrastructures shares her thoughts regarding the Prime Minister's announcement of his plans for the carbon tax, "It doesn't change the stance of where we are in Saskatchewan."
"We don't believe that the federal government has the rights to charge another level of government like they are doing, that's why we have the constitutional challenge in. Right now the core challenge is exactly where we are hanging our hat on and we feel like we're going to be successful through that because we don't believe that one level of government can actually charge a tax like this on another level of government."
"We have a plan that we developed called Prairie Resistance and we've actually worked with industry on this plan to try and figure out ways, depending on what type of emitter you are, what kind of fees you'll pay in this. Because we are doing this with Industry, It's something that's going to be accepted by the people of Saskatchewan because we worked together on it."
"Part of our plan is the fact that people are sequestering carbon already whether it be through our carbon capture plant, whether it be through the way our farmers do zero till now. They sequester carbon naturally at a huge rate and none of that is being taken into account by the federal government."