Premier Scott Moe continues carbon tax attack in 1st 'State of the Province' speech
Saskatoon speech focuses on carbon tax, economy
Premier Scott Moe stuck to his usual talking points, including a sustained attack on the federal carbon tax plan, in his first "State of the Province" address in Saskatoon Friday.
"As an economic plan, it's a disaster for Saskatchewan," he said of the carbon tax.
"As an environmental plan, it's not worth the paper that David Suzuki's University of Alberta honorary degree is written on," he added, drawing laughs from some in the audience at Prairieland Park.
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Moe said the carbon tax, combined with other federal legislation, makes it hard to develop projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
He said it looks bad to foreign investors, too.
"We're sending them a message that they may want to look elsewhere. That Canada may not be worth their time. That they're not welcome here."
In April, the provincial government submitted a reference case to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to determine if the carbon tax is constitutional.
Moe touched on pipelines, and Saskatchewan's economy in relation to the rest of Canada.