‘Defending Saskatchewan’: Moe prepared to take legal actions over pollution laws
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he is prepared to take legal actions over federal regulations on pollution.
“The situation has been exacerbated in recent years by the current federal government’s continued interference in the province’s jurisdiction over natural resources under the guise of federal environmental regulation,” Moe said Tuesday.
“It is time to defend and assert Saskatchewan’s economic autonomy by ‘drawing the line’: taking a number of steps including the introduction of provincial legislation to clarify and protect Saskatchewan’s constitutional rights.”
A cost analysis from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Finance says the province could lose $111 billion by 2035 through federal environmental policies.
Saskatchewan previously challenged the federal government on the constitutionality of the price on carbon, but lost after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Ottawa is acting within its jurisdiction.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 11, 2022.
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Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is hinting that the Liberal government’s online news bill could help the public broadcaster less reliant on advertising dollars. Rodriguez leaves a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is hinting that the Liberal government’s online news bill could help the national public broadcaster become less reliant on advertising dollars.
Rodriguez says he has begun reviewing CBC/Radio-Canada’s mandate, including ways the government can provide more funds to the public broadcaster.
Rodriguez’s mandate letter from the prime minister says the goal in providing more money is to eliminate advertising during news and other public affairs shows.
During a House of Commons heritage committee meeting today, Rodriguez says the the CBC will financially benefit from passage of the online news act, also known as C-18.
The bill, being studied in the Senate, would require tech giants to pay Canadian media companies for linking to or otherwise repurposing their content online.
The parliamentary budget officer released a report last year that shows news businesses are expected to receive over $300 million annually from digital platforms when the online news bill becomes law.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2023.
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