GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s carbon scheme already a $16 billion failure

Ottawa and the provinces will rake in more than $16 billion from carbon pricing between 2018 and 2020, while failing to achieve the Trudeau government’s 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target.

My $16 billion estimate — the bulk of which will be paid by Canadians in higher taxes and prices for most goods and services — is a conservative one.

  • mauser 98
    • Yep.

    • Entirely plausible.

      • ontario john

        He could be listening to Gord Downie or learning Chinese.

        • Watchman

          Audiobook Marx’s Das Kapital, Machiavelli’s The Prince, or Tony Robbins: “You are great, you are the master, people love you.”

    • ontario john

      He listens for the muslim five calls to prayer.

  • JTW

    sounds like it’s a massive success. $16 billion in additional taxes over just a 2 year period is probably more than they ever dreamed of raking in.

    • jayme

      Yup – they’re gouging the shite out of us.

    • Clink9

      Liberals are so smart they can change the weather with money.

      As long as it’s other people’s money,.

  • deplorabledave

    All being wasted on someones latest fancy.

  • canminuteman

    It achieved its real goal – 16 billion dollars for the government to spend buying votes – CO2, plant food, was just a cover story to keep the rubes happy.

  • Linda1000

    Let’s see if I can do the math. One billion equals 1000 million. One thousand million divided by $10 million, the average payout to returning terrorist or jihadis equals one hundred million or 100 payouts. So $16 billion divided 100 should equal 1,600 payouts?
    The big question is will there be more than 1,600 future terrorists or jihadis suing for $10 million a pop payouts? It means Justine can buy up to 800 votes per year at the current carbon tax rate but this will increase over time.

    • Slickfoot

      Jeesh, in Chicago you can buy a vote for six pack of malt liquor.

    • Elizabeth Ann

      Me thinks Boy will be sniffing around for something.

      • Elizabeth Ann

        Boyle…I meant

  • taxpayer

    Well, according to his “handlers” at the UN, it’s all about:

    Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the
    U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the
    executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually:

    is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting
    ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to
    change the economic development model that has been reigning for at
    least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

    So, our .gov working on this “problem” have become predatory taxers, anti human, wannabe genocidal. We’ve seen this movie before, haven’t we? Except that in this case (not yet anyway) they aren’t actually getting their hands dirty, just destroying societies to achieve their aims. In Canada, a country with 6 months of winter, we pile on carbon taxes to drive you into energy poverty, then we make electricity so expensive that your job heads to China, while we import the third world to feast on our social welfare states until we are so broke society collapses.

    Cool, eh? Don’t even need railways to camps, even, well not yet unless things go too slow for the Glowbalists.

    • Tooth&Claw

      That is the long game, yes. They want a stable population of 500,000,000. That means some of us have got to go. See Georgia Guidestones.

      • Watchman

        And yet they don’t want to be the leaders of such a movement and provide the example by their own immediate suicide.

  • Ed

    This isn’t looking good. Time to beat up an Indian again. What’s Brazeau doing these days?

  • In order for Justin to achieve these unrealistic goals, he will have to tank the economy.

    Give it time.

    • That’s his goal.

    • Like the author states, the entire electrical grid nationwide would have to shut down just to meet only ONE of the goals. I think Justin must have attended the “Hugo Chávez-Nicolás Maduro School of Economics”.

  • Spatchcocked

    Justine has hit the big time!!!!

    Over at Takis magazine Justine made Jim Goads list of the biggest wankers of 2017!!!!!

    Well done Justine…….you were number 8 of 17…….I expect you to head the list this year because of Islam and the impending social conflagration you are enabling!

  • ontario john

    16 billion dollars to fight global warming, and everyone in North America is freezing their nuts off.

  • Watchman

    $16 billion extracted from Canadians without any provision of useful services in return is considered a fantastic success instead of a failure by Turdeau. That’s the point, extraction of more money as well as the ability to control any aspect of life that uses energy – effectively everything in our lives. Money and power, power and money.