Stay with us on this one, because we’re just as confused as you. A spokesperson for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says that when the Conservatives attack the federal government’s carbon tax, it’s, somehow, like “taking money out of (Canadians’) pocket.”

This statement comes as Alberta becomes the latest province, under Premier Jason Kenney, to abolish its provincial carbon tax and pledge to fight the federal one in court.

True North’s Andrew Lawton has the latest.

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