Saskatchewan small businesses are extremely disappointed with the Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal decision that ruled in favour of the federal government by a margin of 3-2 in the legal battle against the carbon tax. However, we are pleased the provincial government is continuing to aggressively fight back against the carbon tax, and CFIB will support the province’s plan to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
CFIB delivers 3,000 petitions opposing the costly federal carbon tax to Premier Moe
The fight continues despite the Court of Appeal’s decision
96% of Sask small businesses oppose the carbon tax and 91% support the province’s legal challenge.
That’s why we are urging the federal government to:
- CANCEL the federal carbon tax; and
- Instead – work with the provinces to find better ways to reduce emissions without negatively affecting small businesses and the economy,
How much will carbon taxes* cost your business?
How much will this cost your business? The federal government imposed the costly carbon tax on Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick on April 1, 2019. The tax will increase each year until 2022. You are now paying more for fossil fuels like gasoline, diesel and natural gas.
Carbon tax revenue: $2.4B in 2019-2020 to $21.9B in 2023-24
The carbon tax fails the fairness test
CFIB survey results revealed:
Small business left footing the bill: You will pay almost 50% of the federal carbon tax bill, but only get 7% back. So it’s no surprise that 87% of you believe the current plan is unfair.
Small business cannot pass along the costs of a carbon tax: While the federal government expects you to simply pass your added costs down to consumers, 82% of you say you will be able to pass on less than 25% of these new costs.
73% of Sask small businesses say a federal carbon tax will make their business less competitive.