SARM stands with Province in challenging carbon tax

For Immediate Release

SARM stands with Province in challenging carbon tax

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) remains firmly opposed to the federal government’s threat of imposing a carbon tax in Saskatchewan.   As Saskatchewan is home to agricultural producers that feed the world, a carbon tax would have a detrimental effect on our province’s agricultural sector and rural Saskatchewan. SARM continues to support the province’s “made in Saskatchewan Plan” to address the critical issue of climate change.

“SARM does not believe a federal carbon tax is the most effective policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions or mitigating climate change,” stated SARM President Ray Orb. “We support the efforts of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association Carbon Advisory Committee, and believe in the science of carbon sequestration.”

According to the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association, Saskatchewan agriculture producers who are using minimum or zero till farming practices are sequestering 9.64 million new tonnes of CO2 every year on nearly 28 million acres of farmland.

SARM supports the Province of Saskatchewan’s launch of a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province. 

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For more information please contact:

Jay Meyer

Executive Director

(306) 761-3721

“SARM, the Voice of Rural Saskatchewan”