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(LifeSiteNews) – The Saskatchewan government has rejected climate policies by Trudeau’s federal government that would cost the province over a hundred billion dollars.    

On Tuesday, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced that his government will be taking steps to ensure that Canadians in his province are not subject to certain intrusive federal policies regarding the environment that were estimated by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Finance to cost the province over $111 billion by 2035.  

“It’s time to defend and assert Saskatchewan’s economic autonomy by ‘drawing the line,’ taking a number of steps including the introduction of provincial legislation to clarify and protect Saskatchewan’s constitutional rights,” Moe said. 

These federal policies that Saskatchewan is rejecting include federal carbon tax policies and mandates on oil, gas, and fertilizer. The Ministry of Finance released a statement that broke down what these new policies would mean for the province, estimating that it would cost Saskatchewan $111 billion by 2035 and $11,023 for each resident in 2035 alone. 

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At an event hosted by the District Chamber of Commerce in North Battleford on Tuesday afternoon, Premier Moe released a white paper called “Drawing the Line: Defending Saskatchewan’s Economic Autonomy.” This paper details Saskatchewan’s response to these federal policies regarding “climate change” and lays out the province’s plan to protect “areas of exclusive provincial jurisdiction under the constitution.”  

 These areas include introducing legislation to better protect the constitutional rights of the province, greater autonomy for the province in matters of immigration, and plans for legal action against the federal government over various “environmentally friendly” policies. These national policies have already come under fire from the Saskatchewan government, the federal government having announced a new policy to restrict fertilizer emissions in Saskatchewan without consulting the provincial government. 

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“Provinces pushed the federal government to discuss this important topic, but were disappointed to learn that the target is already set,” the Saskatchewan government stated in July. “The commitment to future consultations are [sic] only to determine how to meet the target that Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Bibeau have already unilaterally imposed on this industry, not to consult on what is achievable or attainable.” 

Premier Moe said on Tuesday that government overreach in his province has escalated in recent years, as the federal government increasingly interferes in provincial matters.   

“The situation has been exacerbated in recent years by the current federal government’s continued interference in the province’s jurisdiction over natural resources under the guise of federal environmental regulation,” Moe stated. 

The premier said that this overreach by the federal government in provincial affairs must stop in order to achieve a strong and united province, and that the Saskatchewan government would do what it must to protect its economy and the jobs of its citizens.  

“A strong Saskatchewan means a strong Canada, but we cannot allow continued federal intrusion into our exclusive constitutional right to develop our natural resources and grow our economy,” said Moe.  

“We will defend and protect Saskatchewan jobs and our economic future.”