The Supreme Court of Canada ruled the federal carbon pricing plan as consitutional in a 6-3 decision on Thursday. MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates joined Global News to discuss the impact of the carbon price decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on the Canadian provinces and businesses.
"It does challenge the nature of the federation," says Coates. "It gives, at least in this context, more power to the federal government and less power to the provinces. It raises the prospects of more interference. But more substantially, it's yet another hit on western Canadian autonomy."
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