Everybody loves the Apocalypse. The idea of the end of the world, the more imminent the better, has always had enthusiastic popular support. For as long as we’ve enjoyed life on this delightful Earth there has been a morose and righteous sect of one sort or another telling us the lease was nearly up, the doomsday bailiff coming any minute now to shut things down forever. And whether from the abrasive thrill of the message, or the melodrama of the scenario, people have lapped it up.
No Canadian government, whether Liberal or Conservative, is ever going to come close to achieving the greenhouse gas reduction targets they’ve claimed they can achieve.
The reality is that Canada’s so-called fight against man-made climate change is not an environmental program.
It’s a multi-billion dollar taxation and wealth redistribution program.
You have to hand it to the Trudeau Liberals in one way.
At least they promised during the 2015 federal campaign to bring in a carbon tax if elected. They were honest-ish.
Sure, they called the tax (which goes into effect on New Year’s Day) a carbon “price.” But if you believe a politician who insists there is a difference between a government price and a tax, shame on you.
Given the amount of misinformation being generated by politicians, pollsters, pundits, think tanks and others about carbon taxes, let’s discuss what’s true and what isn’t.
The United Nations environment chief has been criticised by his own organisation for his globe-trotting lifestyle and heavy carbon footprint.
Erik Solheim reportedly ran up a huge travel bill and showed scant regard for rules, according to a leaked draft internal audit report.
The damning dossier said Mr Solheim was travelling for 529 out of the 668 days covered by the audit investigation.
…The Green Energy and Green Economy Act, which the Ford government announced Thursday it would officially cancel, was one of the most monumental government follies of our time. It was a hydra-headed monster of regulations and fiat that bludgeoned Ontario’s rural communities, stripped Ontario’s municipalities of every right to the slightest participation in their own planning, placed a darkling pall over the manufacturing industry, and imposed the highest electricity costs in all North America on some of Ontario’s lowest-income citizens.
Ooo, a new study is coming and … it’s going to be a game-changer!
At least that’s the initial reaction to news that Canadians for Clean Prosperity will release research next week showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax will be good for most Canadian families.
First of all, it’s only one study.
An environmental advocacy group is turning to the courts in an effort to halt the Ontario government’s plan to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system, alleging the lack of consultation on the issue violated rights entrenched in law.
A legal challenge filed on behalf of Greenpeace Canada on Tuesday alleges Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservative government failed to consult the public on a regulation ending Ontario’s cap-and-trade program and a proposed bill that would alter the province’s legislative regime for tackling climate change. (Link fixed)
I didn’t vote for the Green Commies either.
In it’s growing desperation to convince Canadians that its carbon pricing policies will work, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is becoming divorced from reality.
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.
“The whole purpose was to reduce waste,” Cohen said, adding the counterfeit straws created a “bigger waste problem.”
Watching Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his minions impose their national carbon pricing plan on us is like watching children running through the hallway with scissors.
It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye, and we’re about to lose an eye.
The more I listen to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna talk about carbon taxes, the more concerned I become about the Trudeau government’s understanding of what a carbon tax is and what it does.
With the new Ontario government of Premier Doug Ford announcing it will fight the federal Liberal government’s national carbon tax, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s flagship “green” initiative is in far more jeopardy than might be obvious.
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.