Supreme Court of Canada rules Trudeau impact assessment law unconstitutional


Justin Trudeau’s 2019 law on assessing the environmental impact of new projects is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a 5 to 2 decision.

Chief Justice Richard Wagner wrote the decision. He wrote that the law violated the juridiction of Canada’s provinces.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith called it a great day.

Premier Smith praised former Premier Jason Kenney for launching the legal challenge to the Trudeau government.

Jason Kenney launched the challenge in 2021.