New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is predicting that Justin Trudeau will be hit with political blowback in the Maritimes if there is a carbon tax in place during the fall election.
During an interview on CTV Question Period, Higgs said his province, more than any other, would be hit the hardest by a federally imposed carbon tax.
"If you look at industries here, you look at the state they’re in environmentally, we're starting from a whole different point of view. I don't have five coal plants to close," Higgs told host Evan Solomon. "We don't need more tax, and that’s the goal."
Higgs has been a vocal opponent of the carbon tax, joining the ranks of premiers in Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in their crusade to axe the tax. New Brunswick has also taken on intervener status in the legal challenges Ontario and Saskatchewan launched against the federal government.