Carbon taxes, whether existing or proposed, mean higher taxes for Canadians and their families

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to federal carbon tax announcement

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By -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director —— Bio and Archives May 18, 2017

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OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the federal government regarding carbon taxes:

“By signalling its intention to impose the so-called Alberta model of carbon taxes on provinces which fail to impose their own carbon tax, the Trudeau government has abandoned even the pretense of this tax being ‘revenue neutral.’ It also contradicts senior Trudeau minister Ralph Goodale’s previous assertion that all revenue would stay in the hands of provincial governments.

Carbon taxes, whether existing or proposed, mean higher taxes for Canadians and their families, and harm to the Canadian economy, especially if jurisdictions we compete with do not have a carbon tax. Any reduction in emissions would be tiny on a global scale, and have zero impact on global climate change.

The fact is, carbon taxes in Canada will simply not impact global climate change. This is a lesson other countries, such as Australia, have already learned, which is why they have scrapped their own carbon taxes.”

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