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According to Justice Minister Bronwyn Eyre, the provincial government is not ruling out the possibility of taking legal action to protect the autonomy of Saskatchewan.

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The government of Saskatchewan has announced Tuesday that the Economic Impact Assessment Tribunal is now operational and that its first task will be to assess the Clean Electricity Regulations (CEP).

The creation of this tribunal was mentioned in the Speech from the Throne last October.

The REP aims to make the electricity network carbon neutral #x27;by 2035.

However, the Saskatchewan government estimates that this project would cost the province $40 billion, in addition to job losses.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Bronwyn Eyre, indicated that the mission of the Economic Impact Assessment Tribunal is focused on the survival and ensuring the autonomy of the province .

It's literally impossible to meet the 2035 target, it's a question of realism and adequacy, says Ms Eyre. The time is therefore right for the establishment of this body and we also want to force the federal government to modify or suspend the regulations.

It is such an eminent panel of experts serves on this tribunal, as part of our Saskatchewan First Act, which protects the economic future of families, communities and businesses. It will be very useful to put in context and perspective what we are doing in this province for our economy, said Bronwyn Eyre.

No other province has an independent tribunal whose exclusive role is to analyze and quantify the financial harm of federal policies and laws, she added.

The Economic Impact Assessment Tribunal was created from the Saskatchewan First Act which came into effect on September 15, 2023.

This Act amends the Constitution of Saskatchewan to affirm the exclusive jurisdiction of the province over non-renewable natural resources and the operation of sites and facilities for the production and generation of electrical energy. p>Open full screen

Michael W. Milani, Chair of the Saskatchewan Economic Impact Assessment Tribunal.

Five members are part of this tribunal. The organization is chaired by Michael Milani, senior partner at the law firm McDougall Gauley LLP in Regina. Mr. Milani currently chairs the Saskatchewan Law Reform Commission.

Regarding our first mission, for us it is to provide appropriate information to the government taking into consideration the impact of the Clean Electricity Regulation (REP). Our role is not to say who is right or not, our role is to provide accurate information, underlines Michael Milani.

According to him, the court will call on witnesses if necessary or even surveys for its data collection.

We hope that our analysis and recommendations will provide information and useful guidance for the government, he specifies.

Janice MacKinnon serves as vice-president of the organization. The latter served as Minister of Finance in Saskatchewan in the past.

No responsible government should accept a policy without knowing what it is. economic impact, she says. Saskatchewan people need to know how this will affect their lives. What will happen to my job, my taxes, my energy.

Members of the tribunal have a term of office which can be renewed after 3 years. Their mission is to define, assess and report on the economic harm caused by these destructive federal policies.

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that the federal government had exceeded its constitutional jurisdiction and that the Federal Impact Assessment Act was unconstitutional.

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