Canadian Provinces United against Trudeau’s “Carbon Tax”

It seems that this week will go down in the history, as the week where the liberals made it apparent that they would not entertain any contradictory evidence against global warming. First, the news that YouTube would be censoring any content that even attempts to question the narrative that climate change is caused by humans.

Then, the news that Trudeau was determined to move ahead with its federal carbon tax plan.

But as the saying goes there is always a silver lining. That silver lining has proven to be the fact that there are several provinces that are determined to thwart any chances of the proposed tax becoming the law.

The Canadian government announced the tax as a way to kill two birds with one stone. First, it believes the tax will help it comply with its international commitments while it also expects to heavily tax any province that does not limit its emissions.

In a move that looks more like a threat rather than a liaison between federal and provincial governments, Trudeau has warned the provinces to either come up with their own cap-and-trade program or risk being heavily fined in the form of the tax.

As of yet, only British Colombia and Alberta have implemented the tax.

Ontario and Quebec have introduced a cap-and-trade system but the new premier of Ontario, Doug Ford has made it priority number one to get rid of the cap-and-trade system that he believes restricts the region from maximizing its industrial potential.

It should be mentioned here that the oil, gas and coal industries are a vital part of the Canadian economy and any attempts to impose the kind of tax that Trudeau proposes will certainly leave a severe dent.

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Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News.  She covers politics and the economy.

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