Premier Wall continues fight over 'ill-conceived carbon tax

Premier Wall continues fight over 'ill-conceived carbon tax

Postby Oscar » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:09 am

In response to Trudeau interview, Premier Wall continues fight over 'ill-conceived carbon tax scheme'

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Dave Deibert, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, January 3, 2017

It’s a new year but Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is continuing his familiar fight against the federal government’s planned carbon tax.

Wall, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, issued a sharp retort to comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a recent year-end interview with CTV News. When Trudeau was asked during the sit-down if he was concerned that the federal government’s planned carbon tax “is going to be crippling provinces like Saskatchewan,” Trudeau said he wasn’t “because all the revenue from the carbon pricing will stay within that province. And if Brad Wall is worried about the cost on his farmers, or the cost on a particular industry, he can return to them all the money from the carbon tax.”

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Trudeau has warned carbon pricing will be imposed on provinces that don’t implement the tax or bring in a cap-and-trade system.

If the province can just return the money to farmers or others affected by a carbon tax, Wall said in his Facebook post in response to Trudeau, “then what is really the point of this bureaucratic merry-go-round? If the solution is just to give the money back, then what is the point of collecting this tax in the first place?

“Let’s focus on technology to solve the global climate problem and stop this ill-conceived carbon tax scheme.”
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