Canada’s Trudeau Promises $170 / Ton Carbon Tax by 2030

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, and daughter Ella-Grace wave as they board a government plane in Ottawa, Monday August 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld No kids,

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Canada PM Justin Trudeau has promised to make manufacturers pay $170 / ton of CO2 for the crime of providing Canadians with jobs and economic security.

Trudeau hikes carbon tax, positions Canada to hit climate goal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped up efforts to hit Canada’s emissions targets by 2030, pledging billions in new money to combat climate change and increasing his marquee carbon tax.

The measures, announced Friday in Ottawa by Trudeau and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, seek to put the resource-rich northern nation on track to cut greenhouse-gas emissions by as much as 40 per cent below 2005 levels by the end of this decade, versus the current 30 per cent goal.

Central to achieving that will be an increase in the government’s carbon price to $170 (US$133) per metric ton by 2030. It was already on track to hit $50 two years from now, and will increase by $15 a year after that. Though revenue from the levy is returned to the provinces via consumer rebates, it’s being challenged in the courts by oil-producing Alberta and others.

“There are still places in this country that want pollution to be free again,” Trudeau told reporters. “We are going to continue to increase the price on pollution and give more money back to Canadians and their families.”

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The official Canadian Government release describes the plan to raise carbon taxes to $170 / ton of CO2 by 2030 (page 26).

As far as I can tell the easiest way to escape this punitive tax is to export carbon intensive manufacturing jobs to “developing countries” like China.

Under the Paris Agreement China gets to defer any obligation for meaningful carbon action until 2030.

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a happy little debunker
December 12, 2020 2:23 pm

Not only can you avoid these taxes in China – if you work your ‘biden’-like contacts, the CCP may even offer you workers from their pool of free labor…

Curious George
Reply to  a happy little debunker
December 12, 2020 4:34 pm

“revenue from the levy is returned to the provinces via consumer rebates”. Undoubtedly by do-gooders, working for free. It a most surprising form of philanthropy – paid for by recipients.

December 12, 2020 2:27 pm

Now if we only can save ourselves from those that are saving the planet! Wonder if we could encapsule Trudeau in solid carbon (Coal mine). We know he won’t be paying those taxes. Just all the consumers will go broke as everything goes up in price. Never mind the cost to manufacturing anything. And for what? China will be laughing to the bank and as the only world power left.

December 12, 2020 2:32 pm

Les Gilets Jaunes comes to North America. International Brotherhood of Yellow Jackets unite!

David Kamakaris
December 12, 2020 2:41 pm

What effect will this tax have on the climate, Justin? Maybe Griff & Loydo can help you answer that simple question.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  David Kamakaris
December 12, 2020 2:47 pm

Their answers will be nonsense, therefor Trudeau will proclaim them to be like the Sermon on the Mount

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  David Kamakaris
December 13, 2020 11:55 am

How did you Hosers vote for this clusterf*ck imbecile TWICE???

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
December 13, 2020 1:08 pm

We probably didn’t vote for Mr. Dress-up (Trudeau) … any more than the US voted for Biden/Harris. The elections were fixed. This will be the new normal. Soon there will be no alternative to voting electronically, then people like Biden and Trudeau will be elected with 100% of the votes.

The system is corrupt and we let it happen.

Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
December 14, 2020 10:09 pm

At the last election run up in Canada I found that all it takes is about 7 or 8 left supporting people to fleece the district out of an honest election. What happens is these leftists will be the first to “VOLUNTEER” for the key positions where they can manipulate the counting process. Then they will appoint their own loyal foot soldiers to do the counting. One of these loyalists was over heard at the counting place “That it is for the greater good you know.”

The electronic voting that was done in the last provincial election in the Eastern province of New Brunswick had the conservatives a head by a fair margin till about 10:30 PM. at 10:30 it was announced that the counting would continue in the morning. The next morning the numbers magically began to switch to the Liberals when the counting continued. The Liberals “Won” that election by a 3% margin. That happened in 2018 and Dominion voting was involved sounds familiar some how a trailing party could suddenly jump ahead after the vote counting was stopped during the night.

Jan E Christoffersen
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
December 15, 2020 3:24 pm

Carbon Bigfoot,

Answer: Dominion vote-tabulating machines.

Pat from kerbob
December 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Yea, we are just that stupid.

This policy has two origins:

Trudeau has identified a “virtue signaling deficit” that it is imperative he overcome, as he was the previous title holder

Also, the need has never been greater to distract from his grubby money laundering “charity” scheme he tried to slip through under cover of covid spending.

Watch for more announcements if this doesn’t get it done

Reply to  Pat from kerbob
December 13, 2020 2:04 pm

I am happy to say that it appears Trudeau was squeaky clean with the government purchase order, through proper channels of course, to his buddy Frank Bayliss’ seven day old company for $237 million in emergency CoVid ventilators with a $100 million markup. Trusted suppliers being worth their weight in gold during a crisis…..

Pat from kerbob
December 12, 2020 2:50 pm

Although, to be fair, with all Trudeau’s moves to make canada a vassal of China and the liberal party little more than a fully bought and paid for adjunct of the CCP I think we could credibly claim to be part of China and therefor not have any CO2 targets until 2030


Flight Level
December 12, 2020 3:29 pm

Sky’s the limit now that the entire time consuming and carbon intensive voting process can be efficiently sub-contracted to China…

December 12, 2020 3:30 pm

As our friends in the Great White North starve in the cold and the dark…

December 12, 2020 3:31 pm

$1.27 USD / Gallon.

cool. How’s that Great Reset coming?

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  UNGN
December 12, 2020 10:24 pm

That’s a liter
So $4.83 a US gallon

Sucks to be us

Reply to  Pat from kerbob
December 13, 2020 1:16 am

So, is this wrong:

$0.66/litre ($2.50/gallon)

Here in the UK, we’re paying $1.53/litre ($4.34/gallon)

Sucks to be us

Reply to  Redge
December 13, 2020 4:32 am

But the original figures are almost correct in the UK.
Petrol £1.27 per litre
£5.71 per Imperial gallon.

December 12, 2020 3:45 pm

“There are still places in this country that want pollution to be free again,” Trudeau told reporters.

So which would I rather have?

Free ‘pollution’, or a $170/ton ‘carbon’ tax.

My problem is that he wants to put a on tax carbon-dioxide which is not the same as ‘carbon’ and also that carbon-dioxide emissions are not ‘pollution’.

Reply to  TooSoonOldTooLateSmart
December 12, 2020 4:38 pm

“Pollution” ? CO2 is that special type of “pollution” without which all the plants die. And if the plants die, we all die.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  TooSoonOldTooLateSmart
December 14, 2020 9:07 am

When Pennsylvania implemented a Wage Tax my street smart Dad who had to quit school at 11 years old because his step-father died in a mine cave-in. with his mother and 5 siblings to support, stated at the tax announcement …..”the next fu*cking thing is that they’ll tax the air.”
Don’t need no education to figure out those political wizards.

S.K. Jasper
December 12, 2020 4:06 pm

To quote Bugs Bunny: “What an embezzle! What an ultramaroon!”

December 12, 2020 4:14 pm

Tax will save us all, the more taxes the better 😀

Or maybe we can be AOC’s “tax the rich” tops for 60 dollars and help her get communism in the USA and canada, surly people won’t have money for cars yet alone food, that means less carbon.. Greta would finally smile

Jeff Labute
December 12, 2020 4:30 pm

A local online B.C. poll, 65% said abolish the carbon tax, and 14% didn’t want it to go any higher. You’d think what ever the people want they would get. Governments need money. Provincial debt climbs. They have to raise taxes I suppose but don’t lie and call it a carbon tax. Call it what it really is, a “Government is big and irresponsible and need more money” tax. If Trudeau wants to save a few dollars, maybe he can outsource troop training to China. (sarc)

If anything, mankind needs to start developing technologies to create CO2 for the day we run out of fossil fuels.

December 12, 2020 4:31 pm

Big question.. Will Canadians continue to vote for this clown..

… if so…

…. WHY ???

High Treason
Reply to  fred250
December 12, 2020 5:57 pm

The Dominion software of course. Anyone that actually votes for Trudeau should be sterilized. They should be getting the COVID vaccine first. It would come as no surprize if sterility was one of the side effects of the vaccine. It would take a long time to become apparent and just what would happen if they refused to pay out? There will be nobody to inherit the wealth anyway.

December 12, 2020 4:45 pm

Before Trudeau turns Canada into an appendage of China, he might want to have a look at how the CCP is treating Australia at the moment.

December 12, 2020 5:16 pm

Trudeau’s plan, in the introduction, states there are costs associated with inaction:

“According to the Canadian Institute of Climate Choices, the number and cost of catastrophic weather events this past decade alone – from flooding across the prairies and southern Ontario (2013-2018), to wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia (2011-2018), to severe weather damaging Canadian farms (2018) – were twice as high as those recorded in the previous decades together. Insured losses alone totaled over $18 billion between 2010-2019.”

I’m surprised they didn’t mention the oceans turning into acid. Does this guy realize, in terms of mean temperature increase, the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide has not been determined? There is no evidence. There is no test. The temperature significance of fossil fuel CO2 is harmless and likely close to zero, which is why so little work has been done to elucidate the conditions that give rise to a damage threshold and how little empirical information has been generated about its magnitude.

And he calls it carbon pollution…how dumb is that? Carbon is soot, China has a carbon pollution problem. The “pollution” Trudeau is talking about is carbon dioxide, a clear trace gas and the life of plants.

We’re going to miss Trump. He was a breath of fresh air on the climate file. The first leader of the west to address this nonsense and pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord.

Costanza was right… “Remember Jerry, it’s not a lie if you believe it.”

Al Miller
December 12, 2020 5:21 pm

Trudeau must go! No mandate, no discussion with stakeholders (voters) a minority government under the thumb of the globalists. Our country is spineless against the outrageous antics and seemingly endless corruption scandals of this pseudo government.

December 12, 2020 5:25 pm

Didn’t China just commit to reduce carbon intensity per GDP after 2030? If that’s the case then all they have to do is make higher valued products to achieve their goals without reducing emissions.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Sean
December 13, 2020 4:36 am

It could be that China believes its plan to take over the world will be complete by 2030. so anything after that doesn’t matter.

Kevin R.
Reply to  Gerry, England
December 13, 2020 12:22 pm

And why would anyone trust any numbers coming from the CCP anyway? The CCP will say whatever they want to say.

December 12, 2020 5:30 pm

Trudeau is a turd.

December 12, 2020 5:31 pm

Is it always the case that no one seems to “kick the scum out of office” or like reaction. Just some whining, bloviating, questionable jokes, predictions of harm and everyone just gets back into line, takes their wallets and pays the tyrants tax?

Ian Coleman
December 12, 2020 5:41 pm

I’m a Canadian. I live in Alberta.

We’re not allowed to swear in our posts here, are we?

I love Mr. Trudeau and his entire family, and am grateful to him for all his hard work to head off climate change and make Canada the world leader it must eventually become.

See, we’re not allowed to swear, but we are allowed to lie, so I thought I’d take advantage of that.

David Blenkinsop
Reply to  Ian Coleman
December 12, 2020 6:36 pm

Besides that, Trudeau is every bit as honest as that estimable election winner Mr. Biden, and he speaks just about as well as Biden too.

Andre Lauzon
December 12, 2020 5:43 pm

We have to make sure the next Conservative PM WILL CANCEL THE CARBON TAX. Do you get the message Mr. O’Toole??????? Can we trust you???

Reply to  Andre Lauzon
December 12, 2020 6:55 pm

Andre, is that you?

December 12, 2020 5:44 pm

The same Trudeau who said he admires the Chinese Communist dictatorship. Yes, he’s on tape saying that. He admires the Chinese Communist regime that has killed tens upon tens of millions of people, runs slave labor camps, harvests human organs and commits countless other atrocities. And Trudeau admires that. This man is a monster. I don’t have the link handy, but a quick search should pull it up.

Joel O'Bryan
December 12, 2020 5:49 pm

Elitist Trudeau f#@king Canada’s middle class and economic future.
Who’d a thought it?

Gordon A. Dressler
December 12, 2020 5:55 pm

OK . . .so, the average human exhales about 2.3 pounds of carbon dioxide on an average day. (The exact quantity depends on your activity level—a person engaged in vigorous exercise produces up to eight times as much CO2 as his sedentary brethren.) — source:

This is equivalent to an average person adding about 840 pounds CO2 over the course of a year.

So, all you Canadians: even if you don’t use a single drop of fossil fuels, or a single watt of non-reusable electricity, or a single ounce of food grown, transported or prepared for consumption using energy created by humans burning fossil fuels, or any service (such as health care or education or city-provided potable water or sewer service or garbage service) or any new product (such as a book or TV or refrigerator) having raw materials and production relying on using fossil fuels, you will nonetheless still be expected to pay $170 * (840/2000) = $71 to the government each year just for the privilege of living in 2030 and thereafter . . . your minimum share of the “carbon tax”.

Not to worry, though . . . the US will not be far behind you . . . maybe even ahead, in this regard.

December 12, 2020 6:31 pm

This is the best news China has heard all day.

December 12, 2020 6:43 pm

Being a Canadian and living in Canada, I recognize that we have a serious political problem.
Radical Democrats control Canada’s two main TV channels–CBC and CTV.
Also, the major newspapers.
Nothing but hate Trump vitriol, fear of influenza and fear of bad weather.
Pumped out 24/7.
Not only that but Radical Dems control the House of Commons as well as PM Trudeau.
And when it wakes up the Senate as well.
It’s bound to get tiresome.

December 12, 2020 6:45 pm

Does the ten-child act favor male or female Posterity? Will they offer carbon offsets or incentives for elective… voluntary sacrifices? Will the penalty be applied per couple or community?

Joe B
December 12, 2020 6:46 pm

Pure insanity.

Willem post
December 12, 2020 7:06 pm

Trudeau has got it wrong.

There should be a $25/ton of CO2 for airlines, cruise ships and private planes, to be divided among the passengers, to be paid before traveling.

Reply to  Willem post
December 13, 2020 1:20 am

Trudeau has got it wrong.

You should have stopped right there.

There is absolutely no need or justification for imposing these additional taxes.

December 12, 2020 7:22 pm

A gallon of gasoline provides around 8.8 kg of CO2.

If this tax becomes reality, canuks will pay additional $1.51 tax per gallon, bringing it to $6.05 as of today’s prices. Nice little earner for powers to be.

Randy Stubbings
December 12, 2020 8:00 pm

Somehow we should have known that governments would find a way to tax the air we breathe.

Rory Forbes
December 12, 2020 8:56 pm

This is the Left’s payoff after years of wasting multi-millions of Canadian tax dollars pandering to the climate crazies. There was never any other reason for governments to have perpetuated the massive AGW fraud.

If you want to know how such a weak, virtue signalling simpleton as Trudeau managed to get re-elected after so many scandals, you have only to review what has happened in the US election. This is the beginning of “The Great Reset”.

As a Canadian, I was counting on the MAGA movement and Trumps leadership to show us the way to renewed prosperity without China’s specter.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
December 13, 2020 1:21 am

Too late and reading too fast. I read “China’s specter” as “China’s sphincter” which is where Trudie Zoolander’s nose and head are.

How many tons of CO2 generated in the production of a single windmill?
How many during mining and refining of rare earth elements for electric generators, solar panels, batteries, and the wire that connects them.

December 13, 2020 1:30 am

It’s ALL a Marxist-Democrat scam – false enviro-hysteria including the Climate and Green-Energy frauds, the full-Gulag lockdown for Covid-19, paid-and-planned protests by Antifa and BLM, AND NOW the mail-in ballot US election scam – it’s all false.

We published that the Climate-and-Green-Energy scare was a false narrative in 2002, and by 2009 I wrote that there was a covert agenda, Now the radical greens are admitting that “Global Warming aka Climate Change and Green Energy” was false propaganda, a smokescreen for their neo-Marxist objectives – see recent statements from environmentalist Michael Schellenberger, from Saikat Chakrabarti, former chief of staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the latest movie trashing green energy scams from Michael Moore, “Planet of the Humans”.

I called Covid-19 correctly on 21March2020 – NO LOCKDOWN! Covid-19 was a relatively mild flu except for the very elderly and infirm. Covid-19 is less dangerous than seasonal flu’s of recent decades that nobody remembers – the lockdown was not just a huge over-reaction, it was a global scam.

The UN, the WHO, the IMF and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are using the Covid-19 false crisis to reshape the global economy into their neo-Marxist model – the Great Reset.

In October 2019, Event 201, sponsored by the WEF, the Bill Gates Fdn, etc. simulated a global coronavirus pandemic.
Just months later a relatively mild Wuhan-lab-manufactured coronavirus flu was overblown into a false global pandemic, promoted by the WHO into an economy-destroying global lockdown.

The Covid-19 lockdown enabled the huge mail-in vote – the Dems produced millions of false ballots.

The radical green objective is to destroy prosperity and move the USA to a planned economy – with a few rich at the top looking down on the peasants – that describes most countries, and the USA is next if Biden wins.

We stand at the abyss. If Biden wins, it will be the end of freedom. Europe and Canada have already fallen far down that “poverty road to Venezuela”. If America falls, there will be nowhere left to run to.

December 13, 2020 7:48 am

Justin Trudeau, a man of no education and no life achievements, somehow believes he suddenly has the intellect and foresight to lead his nation into the Great Reset – the Brave New World of Neo-Marxism. The Great Reset means Trudeau as absolute monarch, the Little Prince surrounded by his rich cronies, and the rest of Canadians subsisting as poor peasants living only to serve him – the old Chinese Communist model.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has assured the elites of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that a Joe Biden presidency would quickly advance the globalist “Great Reset” agenda “with greater speed and greater intensity than many might imagine.”

Justin Trudeau certainly did not campaign on this platform, and neither did Joe Biden. TREASON is the order of the day.

Trudeau and much of the establishment Canadian media have called the Great Reset a “conspiracy theory”, despite the clear evidence in Trudeau’s own video, cited above. Blatant lying is the leftists’ only core competence.

When I tried to warn Canada of his covert plans before the 2019 election, Trudeau’s “bought” Canadian press refused to print my exposé of his secret Marxist plot. Trudeau bought the loyalty of the financially-strapped Canadian press with a $600 million bribe.

TOLD YOU SO, ONE YEAR AGO: Here is my warning, published one year ago in Fall 2019, before the Canadian election.

September 20, 2019 – My original article – By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.,

October 1, 2019 – My subsequent article, edited with a Financial Post former editor, but then not published in that paper.

Repeating from my previous posts:

If Biden wins, there will never be another honest election in the USA – vote-rigging will continue and it will be the end of freedom. Europe and Canada have already fallen far down that “poverty road to Venezuela”. If America falls, there will be nowhere left to run to.

December 13, 2020 1:43 pm

Trudeau’s regime has been devastating to Western Canada’s Oil and gas producing economy. First he had parliament pass anti-oil tanker legislation for the west coast on the basis of whale migration routes then stopped the Northern Gateway pipeline, on the basis of Kermode bear habitat. Then actually passed legislation to make the approval process for the Energy East pipeline that could have carried the Northern Gateway oil to east coast refineries, so difficult that it was cancelled. Earlier, they disallowed most drilling expenses of oil well drilling companies, effectively shutting down drilling funds that were the investment engines of that sector. They bought but did nothing with the existing Trans-mountain pipeline so as to not totally alienate industry, knowing that it’s route through a major city would preclude it ever being expanded with the possible exception of giving it to aboriginal bands. Then $30/ton carbon tax, now progressing to $150. Government officials have stated “it (oil) will have to stay in the ground for everyone’s good”.
Their politicians actually believe that the world is in a CO2 crisis that will cause Canada to get a couple of degrees warmer….not really….they like the enviro votes they can buy with their virtue signalling. Most of them have warm places closer to the equator they prefer go to in winter. They know a couple of degrees isn’t sufficiently warmer.

December 13, 2020 2:04 am

The koolaid runs strong in Canada!

Barry Sheridan
December 13, 2020 2:05 am

Shouting the odds about Mr. Trudeau and his plans is unnecessary. Canadians will learn as all stupid people learn, the hard way. Only when they are cold and hungry with no future will they accept how dumb they have been in supporting their deranged Prime Minister. Needless the say there is no joy in stating this conclusion.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Barry Sheridan
December 13, 2020 8:30 am

Sadly, this is what I have been saying for years
Boiling frogs
Most Canadians aren’t going to figure it out until their standard of living drops substantially

William Haas
December 13, 2020 2:09 am

Since the climate sensitivity of CO2 is zero, any reduction in CO2 emissions that might be achieved will have no effect on climate. He should also tax individuals for the CO2 they exhale. And how about taxing emissions of a greenhouse gas that is molecule per molecule a stronger absorber of IR radiation than is CO2, namely H2O.

Bruce Cobb
December 13, 2020 5:20 am

Truedope living up to his name I see.

December 13, 2020 5:40 am

So why would non-first world gas, oil or coal exporting countries recognize Canadian Intellectural Property, if Canada is trying to destroy their export industries?

The point is that the response to the war on gas, oil, coal can come in unexpected ways, that are particularly painful for first world countries that wage such war.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  TomR
December 13, 2020 3:38 pm

Based on this article, it doesn’t seem the “Canadian Intellectural Property” is very significant, nor worth much money.

December 13, 2020 6:41 am

A brief analysis of how these taxes will impact homeowners:

“More energy poverty coming compliments of the increasing Carbon Tax”

“The calculations indicate by 2030 the average household heating with natural gas will pay $738.00 annually for the carbon tax rather than the $132.00 they currently pay. At that time the Federal Government will be receiving about $4.4 billion from the carbon tax, up from the approximately $800 million in 2020. Over the next ten years the Federal Government will collect about $27.7 billion or $4,500.00 from each “average” household.”

December 13, 2020 6:52 am

Trudie should go back to the ski slopes and resuime instructing.

December 13, 2020 9:48 am

With any luck we will be rid of this national embarrassment in the next couple of years. Maybe we should make sure and get some pointers from the US Democrats on ensuring the desired result .

December 13, 2020 3:32 pm

IF there is a tax and divided scheme in Canada, bet dollars to donuts that the canadian poor are making out on a carbon tax. And you can be sure that the bulk of the carbon tax revenue is coming from the middle class so in short, the middle class are being used as unwitting pawns to support the poor while the rich get out of paying to support them.

Reply to  kramer
December 13, 2020 4:12 pm

Its set up to supposedly be “revenue neutral”…..if you are a landlord, you pay carbon tax, if a tenant you get a refund cheque…if you own a business you pay carbon tax, workers get a refund cheque…it’s old fashioned vote smuckering. Large businesses that have to compete internationally get exempted or “subsidized” in woke-speak….. really you are down to an upper middle class tax transfer plan, with the upper middle class being defined as anyone that owns something.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  DMacKenzie
December 13, 2020 6:28 pm

It’s even worse than that. Workers get a rebate check, but the check does not cover all the extra expenses the worker has to pay after the carbon dioxide tax is passed.

If a carbon dioxide tax is passed, or raised, everyone will be poorer, except the politicians who get to spend your money on their favorite project: Themselves.

December 13, 2020 4:04 pm

90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border because the rest is frozen. If the claims of CO2 being the main cause of warming were correct, the responsible course of action for the Canadian government would be to encourage raising the CO2 level as much as possible.

Tom Abbott
December 13, 2020 6:16 pm

From the article: “Though revenue from the [carbon dioxide] levy is returned to the provinces via consumer rebates,”

Levying a tax on carbon dioxide/transportation raises the cost of everything in the economy, since everything in the economy needs to be transported one place or another, and that all depends on the price of fossil fuels.

Rebating a portion of the carbon dioxide tax to taxpayers will not cover all the costs imposed on them by taxing carbon dioxide. The poor and everyone else will pay more for everything they buy.

Imposing a carbon dioxide tax puts a brake on the whole economy.

Many of our leaders are living in a False Reality and this is causing them to make very bad decisions. Count Trudeau among them.

Raising taxes for anything is a bad idea, and raising taxes on carbon dioxide/transportation is the worst tax idea of all of them. It makes no economic sense, so naturally that’s what socialists want to promote.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 13, 2020 8:36 pm

Most of the “decision makers” you’re speaking of are so dense that if their brains were dynamite they wouldn’t be able to blow their hats off. The rest know perfectly well that man-made “climate change” has no basis in science any more than all this nonsense about this plandemic has any basis in science. It’s all political posturing … playing off the fear they’ve instilled in the masses.

Rick Kargaard
December 15, 2020 9:35 am

Worth the read if just for quotes like this.

“Global warming science is a hodgepodge of wild models, failed predictions, overzealous researchers, and a great clutter of thousands of advocacy organizations that have been bellowing “the science is settled” when it so plainly isn’t and can’t be, for over two decades now.”

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Rick Kargaard
December 15, 2020 9:47 am

Exactly. Rex Murphy is a hoot … possibly the last and best “real” journalist left in Canada.If the science was so bloody settled, they would have managed to make at least a small percentage of correct predictions.

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