Saskatchewan does not deny climate change: government lawyer at court challenge
REGINA — A lawyer for Saskatchewan’s attorney general says the provincial government is not made up of climate change deniers.
Mitch McAdam is delivering an overview in Regina of the province’s argument that a federally opposed carbon price is unconstitutional.
He says the case before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal is not about science or whether climate change is real.
McAdam says it’s about constitutional law and the division of power.
Today marks the beginning of Saskatchewan’s constitutional challenge of Ottawa’s carbon price plan.
Saskatchewan’s lawyers will make their case first and are to be followed by the provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick, who are interveners at the hearing.
The Canadian Press