B.C. NDP Accidentally Admits Carbon Tax Hurts The Economy

In their attempt to support the Trudeau government, the B.C. NDP just blew a big hole in one of Trudeau & McKenna’s favourite talking points.

The Trudeau Liberals love saying – against all the evidence – that the carbon tax is good for the economy. McKenna even calls it part of a $30 trillion climate change ‘opportunity.’

Yet, that talking point about the carbon tax helping the economy has been refuted over and over again. And this time, it was a Trudeau ally doing the refuting.

The B.C. NDP are joining a court case pitting the Trudeau government against Ontario & Saskatchewan, who are arguing the Trudeau government can’t impose the carbon tax against the will of the provinces.

But B.C. is joining on the side of the Trudeau government, saying the carbon tax needs to be imposed. And they give a very ‘interesting’ reason why.

Here’s what B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman said:

“Greenhouse gases do not respect provincial boundaries or international boundaries for that matter. We will argue that there will be harm to our competitiveness if other provinces do not put a price on carbon.”

Wait a minute…

If the carbon tax doesn’t hurt the economy, how could B.C. having one and other provinces not having one hurt the B.C. economy?

It’s almost as if applying a massive tax on everything isn’t good for the economy…

Wow.

What a shocking revelation!

And not only does Heyman basically admit the carbon tax is bad for the economy, his musings about ‘international boundaries’ also wipes out another Trudeau talking point.

Trudeau and McKenna pretend that Canada’s emissions are a big part of global emissions, but they’re not. We’re less than 2%. And a one year increase in China’s emissions is far more than any change Canada could ever make.

So, if as Heyman correctly points out that emissions don’t respect borders, then Canada holding back our economy and hurting our consumers with a carbon tax is absolute insanity when emissions are rising rapidly in the two biggest polluting countries – China & India.

Once again, we see that the carbon tax simply can’t hold up in any logical way, and is instead nothing more than a tax grab and virtue-signalling cudgel for the elites.

It must be scrapped entirely.

Spencer Fernando

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Brian Dougan
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Gutless BC. Can’t oppose Sugar Daddy Trudope. Have to kiss their master’s butt; otherwise he’ll withhold the cash.

Bill Evans
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Bill Evans

You might check Your facts, the BC NDP is more beholden to the Green Party than Turdo and friends, they inherited the carbon tax from the previous Lieberal gov. and like all politicians are reluctant to give up a cash cow….they are still a better alternative than the previous government, they have at least given Us a referendum on changing the way We vote, unlike any other government in Canada…

Brian MELLOR
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Brian MELLOR

Canada can not expect any help in reducing Carbon from the 4 biggest polluters who generate 75 % of the issue. America has dropped out of any climate accord, China is still building coal burning factories, India’s priorities lay with its mountains of garbage in their streets and waterways and the Euro Zone despite its Carbon Taxes, its Cap & trade systems all its Windmills and Solar Panels has hit a brick wall. They have not made any further progress reducing their emissions for more than 5 years.

Don Taylor
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Don Taylor

people don’t believe what Turdeau tells u he Isn’t know for telling the truth,in other words he is a LIAR

timeklek
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timeklek

Canada’s Boreal Forest Consumes more C02 than all’ our Industry’.

timeklek
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timeklek

‘Should read “than all’ our Industry Emits’.

David Patterson
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David Patterson

Sad childlike logic, if other provinces don’t have an equal energy cost then businesses may move to the lower cost region.

Catanddog
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Catanddog

BC NDP owe their power to the 3 Greens. It’s not the NDP running BC, it’s the Green Party and Green ideology.

mark
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mark

Carbon taxes are an out and out cash grab. Initially, the BC Government said it was going to be revenue neutral but now its buried into general revenues and the government has a deficit.

The whole global warming scheme is an effort from lefty globalists like Trudeau to work with the UN to transfer wealth from the west to the third world even though they end up polluting more in the third world than they ever did.

Ken (Kulak)
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Ken (Kulak)

CO2 is not pollution. All life needs CO2.

stan
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stan

Been saying this ever since I heard about a carbon tax for our country. I said before, the carbon stuff does not see a border and turn around 180 degrees so it can stay in our country. Similarly, it does the same thing when it originates in China. It certainly eventually disperses throughout the world, like pouring millions of liters of human waste into the rivers. It also disperses throughout the world. But that is OK. The government also prints money. That’s OK too. 🙂

shawn harris
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shawn harris

Typical socialist thinking, since i am suffering, then you have to suffer along with me. Even though my suffering was self inflicted because I believed a lie. Or as Winston Churchill would say,”socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” He also said, ” the inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. That is exactly what Trudeau and McKenna and the socialist BC government don’t want you to know or understand.… Read more »