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Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Upheld by Top Court, Cementing Green Agenda

March 25, 2021, 1:45 PM

Canada’s efforts to combat climate change scored a major victory after the country’s top court ruled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is constitutional.

“Parliament has jurisdiction to enact this law as a matter of national concern,” the Supreme Court of Canada said in its ruling Thursday, which was supported by six of nine judges. “This matter is critical to our response to an existential threat to human life in Canada and around the world.”

The decision means the country’s most ambitious environmental policy to date, which would see the baseline priceon carbon rise to C$170 ($135) ...