Regina, SK – POLITICS – Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement today with the federal carbon tax being imposed on Albertans:
“With countless Albertans struggling and out of work, Trudeau Liberals are today imposing a punishing new carbon tax which will make life harder and more expensive.
“The carbon tax will start at $20 per tonne and increase the price of gasoline by nearly 5 cents per litre, and the Trudeau Liberals are refusing to say just how high their carbon tax will go.
“Canadians know that Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax does nothing for the environment. All it does is make everyday essentials like filling up your car, putting food on the table, and heating your home more expensive. If the Trudeau government is serious about climate action, they would scrap the carbon tax and develop a real environment plan that tackles global climate change.
“After Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have spent the last four years making life harder and more unaffordable for Canadians, it is time for a better approach. If Trudeau wants to heal regional divides and foster national unity, he should stop attacking the Western Canadian economy, respect provincial jurisdiction, and scrap the carbon tax.
“Canadians want a real environmental plan to lower emissions, and that starts with green technology and lowering global emissions.”