Ontario broke the law by dropping cap-and-trade but won't have to reinstate the environmental incentive plan - 2019-10-11

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F182.png Ontario broke the law by dropping cap-and-trade but won't have to reinstate the environmental incentive plan October 11, 2019, Nick Boisvert, CBC News

In a split decision, an Ontario court says Doug Ford's government broke the law when it scrapped the cap-and-trade system, but the court won't force Queen's Park to reinstate the program that gives companies incentives to reduce carbon emissions.

Greenpeace had challenged the cancellation on grounds the government did not hold public consultations before making the decision, a process required by Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR).

The Progressive Conservatives argued that because they campaigned on a promise to end the program, the 2018 election, in effect, served as a public consultation on the issue.

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{{cite news | first = Nick | last = Boisvert | title = Ontario broke the law by dropping cap-and-trade but won't have to reinstate the environmental incentive plan | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-cap-and-trade-ruling-1.5317611 | work = CBC News | date = October 11, 2019 | accessdate = October 12, 2019 }}