Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon tax

Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon taxIt’s expensive out there and Manitobans trying to gas up their car to get to work or simply heat their homes need relief Manitobans shouldn’t be fooled by the paltry sum that Trudeau has sent them via carbon tax rebates. It doesn’t come close to what the tax costs them. The Parliamentary Budget Officer crunched…

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023Canadians are paying too much tax because the government wastes too much money Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to govern for “the middle class and those working hard to join it.” Canadians can be forgiven if we feel he’s forgotten that promise. Whether it’s the nurse working at the hospital, the mom who commutes to…

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxes

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxesProves that Ottawa’s carbon tax is all about politics, not the environment All provinces are equal. But one province is a little more equal in the eyes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Next year, taxpayers in every province will have to pay his government’s mandatory minimum carbon tax rate. Every province but one: Quebec. Quebec…

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon tax

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon taxHer claims to be the affordability superhero don't ring true Nowadays, with many Albertans struggling to fill their fuel tanks and grocery carts, NDP leader Rachel Notley is singing from the hymnbook of affordability. But her lyrics need a fact-check. The leader of the NDP can’t claim to be the affordability superhero while she’s hanging…

Alberta needs to protect taxpayers from tax hikes at home

Alberta needs to protect taxpayers from tax hikes at homeExpand the Taxpayer Protection Act to stop future governments from imposing a carbon tax By Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has set her sights on stopping big-taxing politicians in Ottawa. We also need Smith to guard against tax hikes at home. And the best way to do that is to make…

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homes

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homesIf you can’t afford the punishment, send your heating bills to your MP By Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims Winter is coming and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is punishing Canadians for heating their homes. The carbon tax hits the essential needs of our daily lives hard. It increases the cost of gasoline, diesel,…

Nova Scotia premier fights back against a massive federal carbon tax

Trudeau tax hike could bankrupt families across Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia premier fights back against a massive federal carbon taxNova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is sounding the alarm bell to warn Nova Scotians the Trudeau government is threatening to pummel taxpayers with a $2,000 tax hike. Four years ago, the Trudeau government unveiled its plan to tax Canadians to reduce global emissions. The feds declared that any province that refused to follow its lead…

Not all Conservatives oppose the second carbon tax

But they should

Not all Conservatives oppose the second carbon taxWhen it comes to scrapping the Trudeau government’s carbon tax, the hardest decision Conservative leadership hopefuls have to make is whether they would scrap it before or after lunch on their first day if elected prime minister. The bigger question is whether a Conservative government would scrap the impending second carbon tax. All candidates are…

High and hidden taxes driving up the pump price

It's time our politicians did what's right and cut taxes to help Canadians afford their daily needs

High and hidden taxes driving up the pump priceAs far as Canadian politicians are concerned, the soaring cost of living is like winter slush, summer mosquitos and other unfortunate forces of nature. They would love to help, but what can they do? Here’s an idea: our politicians just need to follow the lead of other countries and cut the stack of hidden taxes…

How the case for carbon taxes falls apart

Economist Steve Ambler says carbon taxes ‘make everything more expensive’

How the case for carbon taxes falls apartA leading Canadian economist says the case for carbon taxes is limited, with its proponents delivering more rhetoric than reality. In an interview, Steve Ambler, an economics professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal, gave an excellent analysis of one of Canada’s most controversial taxes. He disagrees with a Supreme Court verdict that called…
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