Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October announced plans to institute a national minimum price on carbon beginning in 2018. Experts say the success of any pricing scheme in reducing emissions without harming growth rests on how the funds collected from the fee are spent. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
It’s one thing to be a good global citizen and do our best to reduce our emissions, but it’s another thing to do it at the expense of totally destroying our economy and putting Canadians in the poorhouse.
Canada has a proud history of being a world leader in developing new technologies and techniques. We have shown time and time again that we have the experience and the knowledge to overcome challenges that many thought not possible.
A carbon tax will make life unaffordable, particularly for the poorest citizens who spend relatively more on basic necessities and can’t necessarily afford the alternatives. And we can’t forget about the many businesses on the brink, which will have to either cut jobs or simply go bankrupt.
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