His comments came on the heels of a split decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that found a federal carbon tax is constitutional.
Despite Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal ruling Friday that a federally imposed carbon tax is constitutional, Manitoba plans to carry on with its Federal Court appeal of the plan.
"Last year, our government received legal advice the federal government has the constitutional power to impose a carbon tax, but only on provinces that do not implement plans of their own", read the statement in part. "The federal government's carbon tax only makes life more expensive for Ontario's families, seniors and businesses, which is why we will continue to challenge this tax". "Our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing Ontario's environmental challenges in a way that ensures we have both a healthy environment and a healthy economy - and without a carbon tax".
Although Ottawa says the money collected from the tax will be returned to Canadians in the form of rebates, right-leaning parties portray it as a cash grab that will disproportionately penalise car-dependent Canadians living in the suburbs or in rural areas.
"They were saying it was unconstitutional to put a carbon tax on, but I think it's unconstitutional to take away my future", she said.More news: NASA's InSight lander captures sunrise, sunset on Mars
"The court found that climate change is real, it is pressing, it is unsafe for Canada and the world", she says, "so therefore regulating greenhouse gas regulations is a matter of national concern".
He also said the environment "is not a legislative subject matter that has been assigned to either Parliament or the provincial legislatures under the Constitution Act".
"The notion that national benchmarks are required merely speaks of a federal dissatisfaction with provincial policy and a desire to impose federal policies on those provinces", they wrote.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is also challenging the carbon tax in court, as is the province of Manitoba.
Using a sports metaphor during his afternoon press conference, Moe called the ruling "Game 1" of a seven-game series, with the grand finale set for the Supreme Court.More news: Suns coaching job is Monty Williams' if he wants it, report says
"Ultimately this (question) will be decided in this fall's election at the ballot box".
"Our legal efforts do not mean that New Brunswick will stop its efforts on important climate change initiatives".
Manitoba filed papers in Federal Court last week for its own challenge.
The federal government's carbon tax will impact: hospitals by increasing annual heating costs by $10.9 million in 2019 soaring to $27.2 million in 2022; nursing and seniors' care homes by $6.7 million in 2019, rising to $16.7 million in 2022; colleges and universities by increasing their upfront annual heating costs by approximately $9.5 million in 2019, soaring to $23.9 million in 2022; correctional facilities and Ontario Provincial Police detachments by increasing annual heating costs by over $1.4 million by 2022.More news: Raptors Pascal Siakam doubtful for Game 4 with calf contusion