Sask. Premier Moe to release policy paper to 'protect' from 'federal intrusion' - CBC

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is set to release a policy paper next week focusing on the impact of federal policies on the province and how to "protect" against "federal intrusion" into provincial jurisdiction.

"Premier Moe will be releasing a policy paper next Tuesday which will outline the harmful economic impact of various federal policies on Saskatchewan, as well as options for next steps to protect Saskatchewan people, jobs and businesses from this federal intrusion into areas of exclusive provincial jurisdiction under the Constitution," said Moe's press secretary Julie Leggott on Friday.

"Legislation to clarify and defend Saskatchewan's constitutional authority is one such option." ...

Moe's speech after winning the Saskatchewan Party leadership in 2018 featured a promise to fight the Liberal government's carbon tax.

"Justin Trudeau, if you're wondering how far I'll go: Just watch me," Moe said, borrowing a phrase made famous by Trudeau's father Pierre.

The Saskatchewan government, along with Alberta and Ontario, challenged the carbon pricing policy and Ottawa's jurisdiction all the way to the Supreme Court, which upheld the federal law in a 6-3 decision. ...

This week, Moe co-signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden to call for land border crossings to return to pre-pandemic hours of operation. Kenney, Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, and the governors of Montana and North Dakota were the other leaders to sign. ...

Moe said his government was "not talking about separation. We are talking about being a Saskatchewan cultural identity within the nation of Canada ... a nation within a nation."

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