Need an expert? Supreme Court of Canada hears provincial appeals of carbon tax

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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The Supreme Court of Canada will be hearing the Carbon Pricing References from the Court of Appeals for Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta, over the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The federal government adopted the act in 2018 as part of its plan to tackle climate change and establish a national carbon pricing scheme.

Nathalie Chalifour (English and French)

Full Professor, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section. Co-Director, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability (CELGS)

Professor Chalifour’s research lies at the intersection of environmental law, economics and social justice, with a focus on climate change.

David Robitaille (English and French)

Full Professor, Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section. Co-director, uOttawa Public Law Centre.

Professor Robitaille's research focuses on, among other things, the environmental impacts of the development and transportation of hydrocarbons in Canada (constitutional issues and fundamental rights to safety, consultation and participation).

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