Courts can ‘no longer ignore’ First Nations laws, Supreme Court hears in carbon tax case – MSN

Courts can ‘no longer ignore’ First Nations laws, Supreme Court hears in carbon tax case – MSN

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202016 Views

Several First Nations asked the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday to look beyond intergovernmental clashes over the carbon tax, and recognize that the climate crisis infringes on treaty rights.

After two days of hearings, the court said it was reserving its judgment, meaning the justices will take some time to consider the issues further before releasing a ruling.

The Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which since 2019 has required provinces to either design their own pollution-fighting regimes that meet minimum standards, or accept a federal program that does.

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