Greenpeace Canada sues Ontario government over cancellation of cap-and-trade system

Greenpeace Canada sues Ontario government over cancellation of cap-and-trade system

TORONTO – An environmental advocacy group is turning to the courts in an effort to halt the Ontario government‘s plan to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system, alleging the lack of consultation on the issue violated rights entrenched in law.

A legal challenge filed on behalf of Greenpeace Canada on Tuesday alleges Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservative government failed to consult the public on a regulation ending Ontario’s cap-and-trade program and a proposed bill that would alter the province’s legislative regime for tackling climate change.

The group said the Environmental Bill of Rights, legislation unique to Ontario, states that the province’s residents have the right to a 30-day consultation process on environmentally significant regulations and legislation.

Full article: Global News

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