Category Archives: Green-Scam

The Liberals have now admitted the carbon tax is a job-killer

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna admitted an inconvenient truth last week: the Liberal carbon tax would drive jobs out of Canada. The admission came in the form of a partial flip-flop on the issue.

The government quietly posted a document online indicating that 80%-90% of greenhouse gas emissions of large industrial corporations would be exempt from the tax. The reason? The government wants to avoid high costs that push industrial production out of Canada to places without carbon taxes.

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The carbon tax is just a cash grab

The federal carbon tax was a bad word in Saskatchewan from the beginning, and it is becoming more apparent as time goes on that this is a really bad idea whose time has not come. Moreover, the Liberal government is acting in bad faith with Canadians, when they will not allow information about what it’s really costing people to be made public.

The carbon tax issue was at the forefront of a town hall meeting held on Friday in Weyburn by Souris-Moose Mountain MP Dr. Robert Kitchen, who brought along the Conservatives’ finance critic, MP Pierre Poilievre, who shared some of the information he’s been able to glean about this insidious tax that, up until now, Saskatchewan has been alone among the provinces in fighting its implementation upon her citizens.

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How a carbon tax will affect Canadians is difficult to predict

If Saskatchewan and Ontario are unsuccessful in convincing the courts that the federal government has no right to impose a carbon tax on provinces, then every jurisdiction in Canada could have some kind of carbon pricing scheme implemented in the near future.

Last year, the government announced it was giving the provinces and territories until the beginning of September to “outline how they are implementing carbon pricing systems that meet the federal standard.”

Those standards, or benchmarks, demand that a carbon price of $10 a tonne must be implemented this year. That price will increase to $20 on Jan. 1, 2019 and to $50 a tonne in 2022.​

It’s reassuring to know that no one has any idea how this ideologically driven green-scam will impact your pocketbook.

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Trudeau’s carbon tax looks pretty much dead now that most provinces are out

When Canada’s provincial premiers gather Thursday in St. Andrews, N.B. to discuss provincial priorities, it will mark Doug Ford’s first such meeting as the premier of Ontario.

And one thing that’s likely to be on the agenda will be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to mandate a carbon tax in all provinces. As it happens, Premier Ford has already begun making good on his election promise to “scrap” Ontario’s cap-and-trade carbon tax and is vowing to fight any form of a federally imposed carbon tax in the province.

He won’t be alone.

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Only 2.3 Hours to Recharge!

The shocking presumption of the electric car charge-up brigade.

My teeth and gums are particularly sore today.

I read — and relate with sourness — that GM has achieved the miracle of reducing the charge-up time of the 2019 Chevy Volt to “only” 2.3 hours — assuming you can plug the thing into a 240 Volt “fast” charger.

If not, the time to achieve the equivalent of a full tank is only 13 hours.

This is taken as progress in a world where that word invariable means regression.

Progress used to mean or at least be roughly synonymous with improvement.


Related… Insolvent bike-sharer Obike abandons bicycles throughout Europe

Bike-sharing companies have been competing fiercely for market share, and some have been losing money in the process. In a number of German cities, the dockless rental bicycles provided by Singapore-based Obike are proving especially problematic. Scattered around the sidewalks of various major cities, they’re often in the way of pedestrian traffic and they’re frequent targets of vandalism.

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Ontario “Wind Power” project charged under Environmental Protection Act

White Pines charged under Environmental Protection Act

While not yet operational, the White Pines Wind Project is drawing scrutiny from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

A lawyer representing the nine-turbine industrial wind project was in the provincial offences court on King Street in Picton on Friday as the project is facing three charges stemming from alleged contraventions discovered by Ministry officials in May.

Making its first court appearance in relation to the matter, wpd was answering three charges of failing to maintain a silt fence, a violation of the project’s Renewable Energy Approval.

Ford is right to shut this down.

h/t EXILE

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California’s Climate Extremism

The pursuit of environmental purity in the Golden State does nothing to reverse global warming—but it’s costing the poor and middle class dearly.

Environmental extremism increasingly dominates California. The state is making a concerted attack on energy companies in the courts; a bill is pending in the legislature to fine waiters $1,000—or jail them—if they offer people plastic straws; and UCLA issued a report describing pets as a climate threat. The state has taken upon itself the mission of limiting the flatulence of cows and other farm animals. As the self-described capital of the anti-Trump resistance, California presents itself as the herald of a green, more socially and racially just society. That view has been utterly devastated by a new report from Chapman University, in which coauthors David Friedman and Jennifer Hernandez demonstrate that California’s draconian anti-climate-change regime has exacerbated economic, geographic, and racial inequality. And to make things worse, California’s efforts to save the planet have actually done little more than divert greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) to other states and countries.

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Left-Wing Politicians Wage War on Plastic

After a ban on non-biodegradable utensils went into effect over the weekend in Seattle, local officials are advising food service businesses to “[s]top using plastic straws and plastic utensils.”

An ordinance pending before the New York City Council would make that city’s food service businesses the next front line in liberal politicians’ war on plastic straws.

For the last two months, the New York City Council has deliberated over a billthat would make it a civil offense for any food service provider in the city to offer customers straws or stirrers “made of plastic or any other non-biodegradable material.” If passed, violators could face a fine of $100 for their first peccadillo and steeper fines for repeat offenses.

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It is about to be Ford Vs Trudeau, your wallet vs Trudeau’s need for cash

Trudeau’s team says if Ontario won’t put a “price on carbon” then they will impose a federal carbon tax on the province.

“The federal government’s jurisdiction on this matter is clear,” read a statement from Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s office.

Well that is yet to be determined by a court and Doug Ford has promised to challenge the Liberals on this.

“One term Trudeau” does have a nice ring to it.

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