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Kate Lyons quoted in “Manitoba vs Ottawa: Why the province lost its legal challenge against the federal carbon tax”, Financial Post

November-3-2021

Lawyer Catherine Lyons

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Excerpt from “Manitoba vs Ottawa: Why the province lost its legal challenge against the federal carbon tax”, Financial Post

A recent Federal Court ruling validating the federal government’s fuel charge backstop on Manitoba because the province’s own carbon pricing regime was not “stringent” enough leaves provinces with little wiggle room in opposing such measures going forward.

“The decision comes down hard in favour of a wide federal discretion in deciding whether provincially proposed carbon pricing or cap and trade plans meet or exceed the federal standard,” says Catherine Lyons, partner at Goodmans LLP.

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