Ontario's court challenge against federal carbon law gets underway .

Published on April 19, 2019

Ontario's court challenge against federal carbon law gets underway

TORONTO – The federal government will end up with the power to regulate almost every facet of life – such as when you can drive or where you can live – if its law aimed at curbing harmful greenhouse gas emissions is allowed to stand, Ontario’s top court heard Monday.

The law is so broad, a lawyer for the province said on Day 1 of a four-day Appeal Court hearing, that it would give the Ottawa powers that would destabilize Canada in the name of curbing the cumulative effects of global-warming emissions.

“They could regulate where you live, how often you drive your car,” Josh Hunter told the five-justice panel. “It would unbalance the federation.”

 

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