Need an expert? Supreme Court of Canada renders decision on carbon tax

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Warehouse chimney stacks emitting smoke

The Supreme Court of Canada will render its decision on Thursday 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.

Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

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.

“The case is important not only because it will determine the fate of this particular legislation, but because it will clarify Parliament’s authority to enact the laws needed to ensure we can meet our international climate targets in the context of our federation.”

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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