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Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Upheld by Top Court, Cementing Green Agenda

  • Judges declare climate change an ‘existential threat’
  • 6-3 ruling ends uncertainty plaguing Canadian policy
Justin Trudeau announces a carbon-tax increase at an Ottawa news conference in November 2020.
Justin Trudeau announces a carbon-tax increase at an Ottawa news conference in November 2020.Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg
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Canada’s efforts to combat climate change scored a major victory after the country’s top court ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is constitutional.

“Parliament has jurisdiction to enact this law as a matter of national concern,” the Supreme Court of Canada said in its ruling Thursday, which was supported by six of nine judges. “This matter is critical to our response to an existential threat to human life in Canada and around the world.”