PM Useful Idiot’s carbon tax will ‘kneecap’ economy says Sask. premier

REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says bringing in a carbon tax would “kneecap” an already struggling Canadian economy.

Wall was reacting to a report in The Globe and Mail that the federal government is eyeing a national carbon tax of $15 a tonne.

The premier says the energy sector across Canada has already been hit hard by the falling price of oil and tens of thousands of jobs have been lost.

“And the last thing we need right now is a tax increase or a new federal carbon tax or frankly a provincial carbon levy. Now’s not the right time for any of those things,” Wall said Friday at the legislature in Regina.

  • Brett_McS

    Slightly OT: I was at the Mark Steyn Gala Dinner in Melbourne last Friday. Fantastic event, of course. Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt also spoke.

    One thing I thought to ask about (but didn’t) was the situation regarding Free Speech in Canada now that the government that repealed section 13 has itself been repealed.

    It’s probably a given that Shiny Pony would want to re-introduce something like section 13 in order to “stop the hate” against his brother Muslims constituent victim groups, but does he have the guts to do it, or has that ship sailed for the time being at least?

    • I suspect we will see it reinstated.

    • Clink9

      I think it was actually a Liberal that introduced the bill to get rid of section 13.

      He’s probably with Jimmy Hoffa now.

  • mauser 98

    start’em young

    UN’s New Climate Change Song For Kids:
    “We Don’t Need No Cars… Don’t Need No Bath”

  • terrence

    But, but, BUT, TrueDOPE is SAVING the planet – so we MUST do as he commands; we MUST acknowledge that CARBON is a pollutant and it MUST be eliminated.

  • BillyHW

    How is taxing plant food “green”?

  • DMB

    A little bit of hope with so much political dispair in Canada. Check out @bcbluecon’s Tweet:

  • Shebel

    If Climate Change is such a disaster and CO2 is the cause then would it not be most prudent , in order to save the Planet — to force people with NO carbon foot print to stay where they are— For the sake of the Planet.

    • andycanuck

      Actually, the more-radical enviros are starting to bitch about importing Third Worlders to the West because of it increasing our/their carbon footprint.

  • Alain

    Kneecapping the country’s economy is precisely the goal of Butts. He wants to expand his success in Ontario to the whole country.

    • Hard to believe the electorate could be so misinformed about Liberal Party intentions, electing Junior was economic suicide.

      • Alain

        I cannot say for all of them but there was a great number whose sole motivation was to “get rid of Harper”. The MSM pulled off a soft coup through lies and anti-Harper propaganda for over nine years. For me that does not excuse the low or lack of interest voters who fell for the lies. Actually the hysteria over Duffy was a prime example, since they all bought the garbage the MSM peddled for months on end without questioning anything about the claims. Whatever one may have thought of Duffy, no public money ended up missing, and a friend refunding the money was not criminal. There was also clearly voter fraud. I know it certainly happened in my riding and a few others. The type of voter fraud in my riding was what was regular currency in Senegal when I lived there.

        • Waffle

          In my riding (the former finance minister’s) many strange things: address errors on the voter list, lax verification procedures at the polls to name just two. After the election, the riding association sent out a letter saying that there 7,000 new Liberal voters in the riding (!!!!) and that he hoped they could be turned around prior to the next election.

          I didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. I am so angry, I find it hard to be rational. If I were involved — I don’t even want to know the idiots who were running the show here — the first thing I would be doing in analyzing the poll by poll results. I doubt if anybody has bothered to do this — too much work, I suppose.

      • john700

        Canadians seem very stupid and gullible. The higher the education, the higher the stupidity.

  • Exile1981

    Based on my house gas and electricity usage I’ll be looking at about $1000 more per year. My house is pretty low power consumption. I suspect the average family will see about $1500 a year increase.

    How many Canadian families in this economy can afford to spend that much more per year?

    • Liberal voters can.

      • Exile1981

        Then this tax should only be on people who voted liberal. Call it a moron tax.

        • I would be very satisfied with this tax and would be glad to rub it in Liberal voters’ smug, stupid faces.

    • Clausewitz

      Know what you mean. 2015, used 20 % less energy. Paid 35 % more.

  • Obviously.

    Liberal voters wanted this.

    Remind them that they are at fault.

  • G

    Trudeau doesn’t care. He’s rich and always has been rich. He’s never had to actually WORK for anything in his life so nothing has any value to him.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    This is no surprise. Wrecking economies is what Turdeaus do. Among other things. Stand by for worse to come from this idiot.

  • andycanuck

    Alright! Real inflation to soon be in the 15% range!
    Thanks, Justin!

  • Ed

    Wonder where the Canadian dollar is going???