The people of Ontario gave a big majority to a party planning to scrap the carbon tax, but Trudeau plans to impose it anyway.
Over and over and over again on the campaign trail, Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford promised to scrap the carbon tax and get rid of the cap & trade system.
He repeated it constantly, and everyone in Ontario knew exactly what they were getting if they voted for him.
On Election Day, the PCs won a huge majority government, while the pro-carbon tax, pro-cap & trade Liberals were absolutely decimated.
That means the verdict of the people was clear: Get rid of cap & trade and scrap the carbon tax.
So, you would think that any half-decent leader would listen to what the people of Ontario said loud and clear, and would respect the decision made by Ontario voters.
Of course, that’s not what Trudeau is doing.
Instead, he’s ignoring the will of the people.
According to iPolitics, the Trudeau Liberals plan to impose the tax anyway:
“The federal government’s jurisdiction on this matter is clear,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s spokesperson Caroline Thériault said a statement. “On Thursday, Bill C-74 passed the Senate. It includes new supports for families, tax cuts for small businesses, and a federal standard for pricing pollution that provinces must meet. Ontario’s current pollution pricing system meets the federal standard. If the new government changes or eliminates its system, that assessment may change and the federal price on pollution would apply.”
This move by the Trudeau government shows total contempt for democracy.
The more people learn about the carbon tax, the more they hate it, and the Ontario election made that obvious to everyone. Trudeau shows that he will ignore all those who disagree with them, and impose a damaging, expensive, job-killing tax against the will of voters.
With Ford pledging to fight the Trudeau government in court to block the tax, the contrast is clear. Ford is fighting for the people, while Trudeau is fighting only for his own political power.
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