Saskatchewan's case against the Federal carbon tax to be heard on Feb 13 and 14, 2019

Canada need's to honour global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is the federal government's responsibility to ensure Canada meets those targets.  The federal government is imposing a carbon tax (which according to the recent Nobel Prize winner in economics, William Nordhous, is the most effective and effecient way of achieving results) on provinces without an adequate carbon pricing plan.

The Ontario and Saskatchewan provincial governnments are planning to prevent the federal government from implementing their carbon tax. 

Ecojustice is representing both the David Suzuki Foundation and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and they wish to ensure the federal government maintains jurisdiction over greenhouse gas reduction.

For more details click here


How can Canada expand the oil and gas sector and meet international GHG reduction commitments? Seems impossible.

Graph below is from page 23 of the summary report of Canada's Energy Outlook -  scroll down for link. 

CANADA'S ENERGY OUTLOOK: CURRENT REALITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR A CARBON-CONSTRAINED FUTURE, released in May 2018 by the Parkland Institue, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Corporate Mapping Project.

This report "serves as a definitive guide to Canada’s current energy realities and their implications for a sustainable future. It takes a detailed look at Canadian energy consumption, renewable and non-renewable energy supply, the state of Canada’s resources and revenues, and what it all means for emissions-reduction planning."

Read a 28-page summary report or visit energyoutlook.ca for the full 180-page report or individual chapters. 

Chapter 4  "Emissions reduction targets and implications for an energy strategy" is of particular interest!