Ultimate cost of cap-and-trade a mystery

According to what government bureaucrats have told the media, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s looming cap-and-trade plan will cost Ontario businesses and the public up to $2 billion annually once fully operational.

That’s because all Ontarians will be charged a new cost they have never had to pay before — for emitting industrial greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

  • Exile1981

    Will the lefties have to pay more taxes since they seem to spew more toxic gases out of their orifices than non lefties?

  • tom_billesley

    What’s the tax on farts?

  • andycanuck

    And it won’t actually cost companies anything because they’ll just tack on the new costs to the consumer. (Unless they’re faced with much-lower-priced imports from outside the carbon-tax regime, then they might have to suck up the extra costs themselves.)

  • Alex

    Another tax to be carried primarily on the backs of average, working (already over-taxed) Ontarians – and it doesn’t even reduce emissions Well done, liberal elitists! (I think I’m starting to understand how the typical French peasant felt in 1789 ….)

  • Petey

    They don’t even try to hide the thievery any longer.

    • This is just a cash grab, Wynne has to pay her Public Service Union masters somehow.

  • Surele Surele

    will they give me a discount if I breath every other hour only?

    • moraywatson

      Nah. It’s like the “delivery charge” on your hydro bill. I offered to pick up my electricity instead of paying for delivery, but apparently that’s not an option

  • AlanUK

    Carbon Dioxide – otherwise known as plant food.

    • terrence

      And absolutely essential for ALL live on earth. – No CO2, NO plants, NO trees, NO grasses, NO insects, NO birds, NO mammals, NO humans, NO life.

      There were, and are, a number of forest fires in BC, Saskatchewan, etc. These fires put massively more CO2 into the air than all humans have EVER put into the air; so do erupting volcanoes

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Volcanoes put more than CO2 into the atmosphere. They also emit real pollutants like SO2 and H2S.

        • terrence

          so do forest fires

  • simus1

    Calling it another variety of GLLKDW initiated marxist thievery would seem to be a truth in advertising requirement.

  • mauser 98

    of course cost is a mystery… whatever $$ amount these thugs think they can get away with for today

    “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global
    warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and
    environmental policy.”
    “Greens have thus gleefully spread the global warming scare to justify a massive political war on hydro-carbon fuels”
    ………Timothy Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, 1998-2013.

    ‘it doesn’t matter what is true,
    it only matters what people believe is true”
    .. Paul Watson,co-founder of Greenpeace