Government of Canada responds to Ontario Court decision on accepted interveners for upcoming carbon pollution pricing case


January 16, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario

Today, on the occasion of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision to grant intervenor status to individuals and organizations that will take part in the hearing for the Ontario Reference case, set for April 15 - 18, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna issued the following statement:

“We welcome the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision to hear the vast diversity of voices - health professionals, youth, economists, Indigenous peoples, environmentalists and faith groups – that support taking climate action by ensuring it is no longer free to pollute. Carbon pollution has an impact on everyone – on our health, our jobs, and our homes. We will continue to work with all Canadians to protect the environment and grow the economy.

"Carbon pollution knows no borders. It is by working together to tackle climate change across the country that we can make a real difference. Putting a price on carbon pollution is a practical, affordable way to reduce emissions. It also ensures Canadians are better off. This year, an Ontario family of four will receive $307 through the Climate Action Incentive.”

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Sabrina Kim
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)

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