Statement on Cap and Trade

Stephen McNeil showed promise when he vowed to stand against the federal Liberals' attempt to force a carbon tax on the provinces.  Unfortunately, he has chosen to compromise the future of this province by implementing a cap and trade system of carbon pricing in Nova Scotia.  In addition to not reducing pollution, cap and trade will cost working families and the industries that employ them.  If elected, the Atlantica Party will not implement cap and trade and will also join Saskatchewan Premier, Brad Wall, in his stand against Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals' unprecedented overreach of authority as defined by the Canadian Constitution.