Ford government vows to use ‘every tool’ to fight federal carbon tax

Environment Minister Rod Phillips vows Ontario “will use every tool at our disposal to challenge” the federal Liberal government’s carbon tax.

“We don’t need a carbon tax to fight climate change,” he said as the new pan-Canadian policy took effect.

Meanwhile, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna argues it’s “challenging” to find one thing Ottawa and Ontario agree on when it comes to the new national climate change framework.

“They’ve cut the programs that we were investing in energy efficiency. They’re taking credit for what the previous government did on coal. They don’t want to put a price on pollution. They’re fighting us in court,” she told CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.

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