Cap-and-trade’s real cost

The Wynne government’s estimate of $156 annually per household is absurd. The actual figure will be far higher

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government passed Ontario’s cap-and-trade law last week, claiming it will cost the average household $156 annually.

That’s nonsense. It applies only to predicted increases in gasoline prices (4.3 cents-per-litre or $8/month) and heating ($5 per month), for a total of $13 per month or $156 annually.

In the real world, cap-and-trade raises the prices of almost all goods and services, because the burning of fossil fuels for energy is pervasive in modern industrial societies.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Agent for: Agenda 21/30, sustainable development, UN, NWO.
    Welcome to totalitarian communism on a world wide scale.
    Remember, you have to like the way China can get things done without worrying about opposition from the people slowing you down…..or something like that,

    • Daviddowntown

      “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”

  • ontario john

    But we love paying taxes and wasting money here in Sunny Ways Ontario. And we look forward to freezing in the dark, and driving horse and buggies. Please comrade Wynne, tax us some more. And we all look forward to the month long celebration of perversion in June. Life is good in 18th century Ontario.

  • Allan

    She has one of those faces you’d never get tired of punching. There is absolutely NO brain in that cranium.

    • Reader

      Don’t hurt yourself. Be sure to protect your knuckles with a knuckle-duster.

    • canminuteman

      She definitely has a backpfeifengesicht. (google it if you don’t know the word).