Please watch my video as I press the Liberals on how much their carbon tax will cost.
This past Tuesday, the House debated a Conservative motion that would have called on the government to cancel any plans for new taxes that would raise prices on consumers. This comes after the Prime Minister claimed that Canadians must make “better choices”, while attempting to defend his decision to impose a carbon tax that will raise gas prices.
The reality is that the Prime Minister’s suggestion to make “better choices” will not help most Canadians heat their homes and buy groceries. Instead of committing to lowering taxes for Canadians, the Liberals chose to vote against this Conservative motion. Over the last two years, Conservatives have asked the government dozens of times to tell us how much a middle-class family will pay in new taxes and each time the Liberals have refused to tell Canadians. The Liberals admit that gasoline prices will go up by at least 11¢ a litre and that the cost of heating one’s home will increase by over $200. However, they will not tell us the overall cost to an average Canadian family, because they do not want people to know what this scheme will cost.
Proponents of carbon taxes say the costs of the carbon tax can be reimbursed, and that it is more efficient than regulation:
But there is no jurisdiction in Canada where the carbon tax is revenue neutral. In every province, it has become just another revenue source; and in no jurisdiction have regulations actually been reduced.
Conservatives understand that you cannot tax your way to a cleaner environment.
Canadians deserve to know what this tax will cost them!