After losing in Alberta, carbon tax heads to Supreme Court — here’s what to know

After playing out in provincial appellate courts, the carbon tax fight will be heading next to the Supreme Court of Canada.

“The government looks forward to the Supreme Court of Canada’s deliberations and is confident that the price on pollution is within federal jurisdiction,” Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said on Monday.

The statement came hours after the Court of Appeal in Alberta ruled that the federal carbon tax is unconstitutional. Alberta is one of three provinces that challenged the Liberals’ Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act in court. The act applies the federal carbon tax in provinces that do not have a carbon tax in place that meets a federal standard.

Here’s a look at the battle over the carbon tax so far, and what’s in store.

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