Premier Scott Moe isn’t wasting any time in contacting his new ally in his carbon tax fight.
He was scheduled to have a telephone call with Ontario’s premier-elect Doug Ford Friday afternoon.
Ford won a majority government Thursday night on a campaign that promised to scrap that province’s carbon tax.
“I think premier-elect Ford is going to be there and be there very quickly because he is a man of his word and he did campaign on this,” Moe said.
Saskatchewan has launched a constitutional challenge asking whether carbon taxation breaches a provinces right to govern its natural resources.
That battle with Ottawa is now louder with the election of Ford and the possible election of Jason Kenney in Alberta.
But Moe says that isn’t the only issue he expects to find common ground with Ford. There are issues like growing Canada’s economy and now the country’s competitiveness with the US after tariffs were placed on steel and aluminium.
“Premier-elect Ford is tuned into that and I look forward to having a conversation with him not just on carbon tax but on the competitiveness of our economies,” Moe said. “We need to work hard I think as a nation to get Ontario back because when Ontario is doing well I think it is fair to say that us in Saskatchewan have every opportunity to do well as well.”
Moe offered congratulations to Ford first in a Tweet.