Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe is a Canadian champion of fighting carbon taxes.
He was elected the new leader of the governing Saskatchewan Party on January 27, 2018 and was subsequently sworn in as premier on February 2, 2018.
Seven days later Moe slammed Trudeau's carbon tax as "flawed" while presenting at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy' annual pro-carbon tax love fest referred to as a "Networking Conference" - Click here to read all about it.
Note: You might recall, the Manning Centre barred AxeTheCarbonTax.ca from paying to have an exhibitor booth at the same conference. Click here to watch to an interview with our founder Jim Karahalios as he elaborates.
On March 28, 2018, Moe announced that Saskatchewan would file a lawsuit over the proposed federal carbon tax through the province’s court of appeal. Click here to read the news report.
The constitutional reference case was filed on April 25, 2018 - click here.
Click here to read a Maclean's magazine opinion piece on Moe's decision.
In June, 2018, Moe announced that Trudeau's carbon tax would cost the average Saskatchewan family at least $1000 per year on goods such as gas, groceries, and heating – costing provinces economy a whopping $2 billion per year. Click here.
Heading into the summer meeting of the premiers on July 19, 2018, Moe wasn't the only premier against Trudeau's national carbon tax with Ontario, PEI, and New Brunswick joining him. Read the news report here.
On July 19, 2018, at the summer meeting of the premiers, Moe was joined by Ontario premier Doug Ford in his fight to "Axe the Carbon Tax." In a joint press conference Ford announced that Ontario would "support Saskatchewan in intervening in the reference case they have launched with the (Saskatchewan) Court of Appeal. This is an important step in the fight against the federal carbon tax."
Moe went on to add that a "made-in-Ottawa" carbon tax was an "ineffective policy" that would not "reduce emissions" and would instead "reduce jobs and reduce opportuny."