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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE CQDE AND ÉQUITERRE: THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES IN FAVOR OF CARBON PRICING

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The Quebec Environmental Law Centre (Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement, or CQDE) and Équiterre applaud the Supreme Court of Canada's decision confirming the constitutionality of federal carbon pricing.

This decision follows challenges by the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. These provinces argued that the federal government did not have the authority to set a Canada-wide price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and that the pricing imposed by Canada is in fact a "disguised and unconstitutional tax."

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