In Canada, taxes are up while emissions are up. In the US, taxes and emissions are both going down.
As I reported earlier, Canada’s emissions surged by nearly 20 million tons in 2017. While that’s not a bad thing (considering Canada is a cold weather country and heating is expensive for a growing population) it is a total rebuke to the Trudeau government’s virtue-signalling since they claimed the opposite was supposed to happen.
Even more ironic, is that in the United States (which the left loves to condemn as some reincarnation of the soot-filled skies of the industrial revolution), emissions are down.
So, the US cut taxes and encouraged innovation, and emissions there went down, while the Trudeau government massively expanded job killing regulations and forced the carbon tax on us, and emissions went up.
It’s a pathetic indictment of Trudeau’s ‘environmental’ policies, and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t so damaging to Canada.
Yet, the Trudeau government shows no sign of reversing course, and they’re still using the same deceptive weasel-words to hide their true agenda (concentrating our tax dollars in the hands of the elites and taking away our economic freedom).
Just take a look at Catherine McKenna’s latest attack on leaders who actually listen to their constituents and are opposing the carbon tax:
“Unfortunately in Canada too many Conservative politicians don’t support climate action.
They don’t understand the very real economic & human cost of inaction and the trillion dollar growth & job opportunity.
And what about leaving a sustainable planet for our kids & grandkids?”
Unfortunately in Canada too many Conservative politicians don't support climate action.
They don't understand the very real economic & human cost of inaction and the trillion dollar growth & job opportunity.
And what about leaving a sustainable planet for our kids & grandkids?
— Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@cathmckenna) July 17, 2018
Conservative MP Erin O’Toole pushed back perfectly, revealing what’s really going on:
“By “climate action” she means raising taxes. That is the Liberal go-to move.”
By “climate action” she means raising taxes. That is the Liberal go-to move. https://t.co/3DEyu1pEh8
— Erin O'Toole (@ErinOTooleMP) July 17, 2018
We’ve now seen the facts. We know the carbon tax is all about taking away our money, not doing anything for the environment. “Climate Action” means higher taxes, enriching the political elites at our expense. It’s time to call out this deception every time the Liberals try pushing it, and make clear that their lies won’t go unanswered.
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