Ontario broke law when scrapping cap-and-trade system: Court

An Ontario court says Premier Doug Ford’s government broke the law when it scrapped the province’s cap-and-trade system but even the groups who launched the case concede the finding won’t bring the program back.

Two of three judges on a divisional court panel said the government violated provincial laws when it failed to consult the public on a regulation ending Ontario’s cap-and-trade program last year.

(The Ford PC campaign announced they would eliminate the program.

The environmental groups that launched the case had sought a formal declaration against the government, but the judges declined the request and dismissed the case.