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Canada Moe to speak about carbon tax, equalization, with Trudeau

23:40  10 november  2019
23:40  10 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Moe asks PM for 'hiatus' on carbon tax to negotiate climate plan with feds

  Moe asks PM for 'hiatus' on carbon tax to negotiate climate plan with feds Moe asks PM for 'hiatus' on carbon tax to negotiate climate plan with feds Moe made the pitch in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted on his social media accounts Thursday. He noted that Trudeau had committed to an in-person meeting “soon” at the time of their post-election telephone call last week.

On the carbon tax , Moe is asking for a "one-year pause" on the federal carbon tax backstop. On Tuesday, Trudeau spoke with the mayors of Saskatoon and Regina by phone. NDP leader calls Moe 's equalization opposition 'convenient'. Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili says Moe 's recent

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe speaks to media following the 2019 federal election at the Legislative Building in Regina, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe speaks to media following the 2019 federal election at the Legislative Building in Regina, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this Tuesday, the premier’s office announced in a statement.

The statement said the premier will speak about the “inequitable equalization formula, putting a one-year pause on the carbon tax” and expanding the province’s market access.

“We are proposing reasonable actions the Prime Minister and his minority government can take that will show he is prepared to address the concerns and frustrations of Saskatchewan people,” said the Premier in the statement.

READ MORE: Moe asks Trudeau for meeting in 2nd letter outlining Saskatchewan’s concerns

The meeting follows two letter Moe sent Trudeau after the latter's measured success in the recent federal election, during which the Liberal Party won enough seats to form a minority government.

Fixing equalization will not be easy, but there are other options, say experts .
As the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan continue to demand a better deal within the federation all eyes are beginning to focus on the controversial government equalization program. It was crafted to help poorer provinces deliver the same level of government services as richer ones, but Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe want to see it changed. Last week Kenney announced the members of his Fair Deal Panel that will hold a series of town halls in an effort to push Ottawa for a better equalization deal, among other things.

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