Scientists reveal that Justin Trudeau spontaneously generates in your bowels causing gas pain.
May 17, 2019 – As the price of gasoline begins its high summer season, painful increases at the pump are causing some road warriors enough heartburn to rethink trips to cottage country this Victoria Day long weekend.
According to a new survey conducted by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute, the vast majority of drivers have witnessed gas prices going up where they live, and fully one-in-three (33%) who have noticed an increase say they are struggling to keep up.
In B.C., where nine-in-ten drivers say they’ve noticed a “major increase” in prices, a sizeable majority of residents (59%) feel the provincial government isn’t doing enough to address the issue.
As the federal election approaches, the Trudeau Liberal government’s record has become increasingly more difficult to defend. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise in the last election that he would run only “modest” deficits has burgeoned into a national debt increase that is bigger per person than that racked up by any government in Canadian history, outside of a major war or a recession. Trudeau promised to reduce taxes for “middle-class” families, but a Fraser Institute analysis calculated that 80 per cent of middle-class families are paying taxes at least $840 higher per year.
It comes as no surprise that the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Ottawa’s carbon tax is constitutional.
What has always surprised me is that several provincial governments even thought to challenge the tax’s constitutionality in the first place. If the carbon tax is to be defeated, it was always going to have to be torn down politically, not legally.
It won’t come from renewables—which can never supply all the power we need—but from foundational scientific discoveries.
Throughout history, some 60 percent to 90 percent of every nation’s economy has been consumed by food and fuel costs. Hydrocarbons changed the way that humans organize their productive capacity. The coal age, followed by the oil age, and now by the ascendant age of natural gas, has (at least for developed nations) driven the share of GDP devoted to acquiring food and fuel down to around 10 percent. That transformation constitutes one of the great pivots for civilization.
Amnesty International is to adopt climate change as a key issue and encourage increased activism in a move that staff fear will undermine its work on traditional human rights campaigns.
Kumi Naidoo, the secretary-general, is developing a vision for Amnesty that some see as a shift away from research and campaigning work on torture, political prisoners and the death penalty. More.
Reality check: I’ve often noted that firms that are in trouble anyway may inflict raging Woke politics on their customers and drown in seas of red ink. In fact, I suspect Proctor and Gamble wisely threw Gillette to the Woke to spare more promising divisions.
If the same patterns prevail among not-for-profits, Amnesty may well want to back off gracefully from serious confrontation with thugs in power. A sudden concern about climate change would function in the same way as Gillette suddenly championing obesity. Let’s watch the file.
REGINA — Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal has ruled in a split decision that a federally imposed carbon tax is constitutional.
The Saskatchewan Party government had asked the court for its opinion on the levy that came into effect April 1 in provinces without a carbon price of their own.
In a 155-page decision on the reference case, Chief Justice Robert Richards writes that establishing minimum national standards for a price on greenhouse gas emissions falls under federal jurisdiction.
They say misery loves company and for the Trudeau Liberals that apparently includes miserable tax policy.
It hasn’t even been a month since Ottawa imposed its hated carbon tax on much of the country and lo and behold, it already has another new tax on the table.
Last year, Environment Canada commissioned accounting firm Deloitte to undertake a study of Canada’s $35-billion plastics industry. The resulting report, released earlier this month, noted that only 9% of plastics are recycled.
When it comes to addressing climate change, there are two major components — mitigation and adaptation.
The only one being discussed in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election is mitigation — lessening the impact of climate change through government policies (i.e. carbon taxes) to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions.
What is the point of the federal carbon pricing scheme? Or, more to the point, what does Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claim is the point of his beloved carbon tax?
“We’re making big polluters pay, and giving the money right back to Canadians.” Those are the exact words from a social media post by the PM from the other week. He’s repeated this line almost verbatim many times before and there’s good reason to believe he will again.
Not many people can command an audience of senior politicians. Fewer still can expect cheers and a standing ovation from those they have just publicly criticised. Yet this was the reception 16-year-old Greta Thunberg received when she addressed MPs and journalists in Westminster this week. ‘Your voice – still, calm and clear – is like the voice of our conscience’, environment secretary Michael Gove told her, praying for absolution. When it comes to climate change, the normal rules of politics and the usual ways that adults relate to children have all been abandoned. Adults, it seems, now defer to children.
Before you accept Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim his carbon tax is going to make almost everyone richer, you might want to factor in that you’ll be paying the federal goods and services tax (GST) on top of it.
And that this will pour hundreds of millions of additional dollars into federal coffers from Canadian taxpayers annually, despite Trudeau’s claim his carbon tax is “revenue neutral” for his government.