Chiefs of Ontario asks for judicial review of carbon price regime

By Jordan Omstead THE CANADIAN PRESS UPDATED Nov., 30, 2023  TORONTO-First Nations leaders in Ontario say Canada needs to fix what they call a “discriminatory” carbon price system, arguing the federal government failed to address their repeated concerns and blocked their exemption request only to then issue a carveout targeting Atlantic Canada. The Chiefs of Ontario (COO), a political advocacy group representing 133 First Nations in the province, filed an application for judicial review in Federal Court on Thursday, claiming the system places an unjust price on their communities without suitable cost relief. A First Nation leader called the move “completely avoidable” if the federal government had only “showed up to the table.” “We want climate action to be meaningful and have results, but not at the disadvantage of our…

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