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Manitoba to sue feds over carbon tax: Pallister

WATCH: Brian Pallister said Wednesday they will go to court over the federally imposed carbon tax.

Premier Brian Pallister says his government will launch a legal challenge against the federal government over the imposition of its carbon tax, which started Monday.

Pallister told media Wednesday his government’s plan, called the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, means the federal government cannot impose their tax when the province already has a viable plan.

“Ottawa acknowledged that our plan is the best in Canada,” said Pallister.

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“They stated they would impose their higher – and rising – carbon tax on Manitobans. They have now done this.

“There is no justification for the federal government to have rejected Manitoba’s plan while approving less effective plans from other provinces.”

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Pallister called the decision to sue a sad one.

“This has been a long and difficult process of negotiation … we tried to keep Justin Trudeau out of the pockets of Manitobans.”

Other provinces have also sued the federal government over the carbon tax.

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