REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says bringing in a carbon tax would “kneecap” an already struggling Canadian economy.
Wall was reacting to a report in The Globe and Mail that the federal government is eyeing a national carbon tax of $15 a tonne.
The premier says the energy sector across Canada has already been hit hard by the falling price of oil and tens of thousands of jobs have been lost.
“And the last thing we need right now is a tax increase or a new federal carbon tax or frankly a provincial carbon levy. Now’s not the right time for any of those things,” Wall said Friday at the legislature in Regina.