What happens when a provincial government defies a federal law? We're about to find out

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When Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault suggested it was “immoral” for the government of Saskatchewan to deliberately defy the federal carbon pricing law, the allegations of hypocrisy followed quickly.

Had Guilbeault himself not been arrested for breaking the law? Hadn’t he proudly climbed the CN Tower in 2001 to protest Canadian climate policy?

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre posted a picture of Guilbeault being taken into custody by police in 2011 and later asserted that what was really “immoral” was the Liberal government increasing the carbon tax while also flying to international summits.

But there’s much more at stake here than whether Guilbeault has the standing

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