Surprise, Surprise: Carbon Tax ‘Rebates’ Are Far Smaller Than Promised

A total shock to… absolutely nobody.

As you and I well have been saying and predicting for some time, it turns out the carbon tax ‘rebates’ being issued by the Trudeau government are much smaller than the government had promised.

We knew this would happen, as a government never brings in a new tax without ensuring that the tax increases government revenue – otherwise they wouldn’t bring it in in the first place.

And since the carbon tax is obviously a tax grab, we could be sure that the promised ‘rebates’ would fall far short.

Now, that has been made clear.

According to a CP report based on Canada Revenue Agency data, the average rebates are as much as 1/3rd lower than promised.

Here are the numbers:

New Brunswick: Actual rebate – $174, promised rebate – $248

Ontario: Actual rebate – $203, promised rebate – $300

Manitoba: Actual rebate – $231, promised rebate – $336

Saskatchewan: Actual rebate – $422, promised rebate – $598

Those rebates won’t even come close to offsetting the costs imposed by the carbon tax, which makes everything more expensive.

Some will try to defend the government and say the promised rebates were only based on estimates. But let’s be real here. Is it simply a coincidence that the actual rebate was far lower than the ‘estimate’ in every single instance?

Nope.

Yet again, we see a broken promise from the Trudeau Liberals, and their carbon tax scam is well underway.

As I have been saying, people wouldn’t get the full promised ‘benefits,’ but would certainly be forced to pay the full tax.

While well-connected corporations get exemptions and breaks, Canadian households are being hit with the full brunt of the carbon tax, making Canada’a affordability crisis even more dire.

Not only has the government repeatedly used fear-mongering tactics to try and get us to buy into the carbon tax, but they sold it to Canadians under false pretenses, promising a benefit and then not delivering it.

Unfortunately, this is not a surprise, as over-promising, under-delivering, and flat out lying has been the key hallmark of the Trudeau Liberal government.

Spencer Fernando

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Joanne

Only the government can take our hard earned money, give a small portion of it back, call it a “rebate” and expect us to be grateful. I am sick and tired of tax and spend liberals.

Don Taylor
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Don Taylor

It really is hard to believe anything that Turdeau’s Lying Liberals tell you

David MacKAY
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David MacKAY

When have Fascist liberals ever told the truth?

Shawn Harris
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Shawn Harris

Trudeau , the ultimate fraudster, just loves to use the old tried and proven tatic of bait and switch. He has done this with everything his vapid brain could think of, from social license will produce pipelines, to kick starting the economy by trying hard to shut down the oil industry. To helping the middle class and those wanting to join it by raising , not lowering their taxes, to now claiming that a carbon tax will and would have prevented forest fires. So it is no surprise at all to discover that once again he lied directly to all… Read more »

Brian MELLOR
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Brian MELLOR

Trudeau can not be trusted to keep promises.

old white guy
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old white guy

As I have said in the past, Canadians have never seen a tax they would not pay, nor a tax that they would be willing to repeal.

GarletFarlet
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GarletFarlet

I’m shocked, aren’t you shocked? Because I, for one, am shocked…………

Jen
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Jen

And when and if Trudeau is reelected he will reclaim all those ‘rebates’ through higher taxes, but there is no way that man will willingly give a dime to provinces where his voting block is very limited without re claiming it. Unfortunately, canadians are easily bought at a whim.
He may in pretense give vote- for -me money in as ‘rebates’ , after that, it’s all taken back.