The provincial government is going to court to challenge the carbon tax imposed on Manitobans.

Last year the province got legal advice the federal government has the constitutional power to impose a carbon tax, but only on provinces that don’t implement plans of their own.

Pallister explained that they had introduced the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan as their method of avoiding the federal tax. But that didn't stop the federal government.

“They stated they would impose their higher – and rising – carbon tax on Manitobans.  They have now done this, despite granting special treatment and exemptions to other provinces,” said the premier.

Pallister says the carbon tax is unfair to Manitobans and threatens jobs and the economic growth of the province.