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Available Expert - Federal government's climate policy hangs in the balance

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Queen’s University environmental expert Warren Mabee is available to comment on the battle over Ottawa's decision to impose a national price on carbon pollution heading for a final showdown in front of Canada's highest court. 

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments over the next two days on the constitutionality of the carbon pricing system — a critical part of the Liberal government's plan to cut Canada's carbon emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. 

“It’s a make-or-break moment for Canada’s climate strategy, as the carbon tax is addressed by the Supreme Court,” Dr. Mabee says. “Would the loss of a carbon tax be the end of any hope for a climate breakthrough?  Or are other policies out there which might do a better job?” 

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) or Julie Brown (julie.brown@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.   

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