No Surprises. Supreme Court Upholds the Carbon Tax.
In a 6-3 split decision the Supreme Court of Canada, as expected, has upheld the Trudeau government's carbon tax.
Some will use the 3 justices dissent to attack the judgment and the government but that's to be expected of anything short of a unanimous verdict.
Now we'll see if the prime minister gets a case of 'winner's remorse.' This doesn't seem an auspicious time to be levying additional taxes at the pump. In a faux democracy where four per cent of the vote can mean the difference between majority and minority or, worse, between minority and a change of government, riling up the public can be perilous.