Canada is one of the coldest countries on earth. If we want a good standard of living, using lots of energy is unavoidable.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – a globalist organization made up of 35 “free market” countries – is criticizing Canada’s high use of energy and calling for an even higher carbon tax in a recent report.
As noted by the CP, “The report looks at everything from climate change action and adaptation to water pollution, air pollution, garbage dumps and protected lands and waterways since the last review in 2004.”
While the report does give Canada some credit for reduced emissions from the generation of electricity “in the last decade and a half,” it criticizes our energy usage.
“However the report finds Canada lags behind other OECD nations in the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills and is the second-most carbon and energy-intensive economy within the OECD. For every US$1,000 in GDP created in Canada, this country uses 62 per cent more energy and produces 44 per cent more carbon emissions than the OECD average. This is largely because of Canada’s resource-heavy economy. However the report also notes Canada’s use of resources and energy is high even when compared to other resource-heavy economies.”
Of course, we all know the obvious reason for this: Canada is an extremely cold country and is widely spread out over a large territory.
That means high heating costs, and high transportation costs – both of which mean more emissions.
By ignoring the impact of cold weather, the OECD report loses all credibility.
As usual with globalist institutions, they completely ignore the unique context of each nation, and try to dictate what we should do in our own country.
The foolish report thinks the carbon tax should be nationalized, which would take away the ability for provinces to set their own policies (to meet the targets centrally-dictated by Trudeau).
It’s no coincidence that the OECD wants more centralization, since it’s far tougher to enforce global governance on decentralized regions.
Additionally, the OECD is also calling for the carbon tax to rise even higher than the $50 a tonne mark set for 2022, which shows their total ignorance of the damaging impact higher taxes have on middle class and working class people, and their disregard for Canada’s high-energy needs.
As you can see, all this talk about climate policy is being manipulated by globalist institutions to increase centralization and raise taxes even further.
It’s not an environmental agenda, it’s a political agenda, and it’s being run by people so foolish that they don’t even take something as basic as weather into account.
That’s why Canada should stop listening to these globalist institutions, and make decisions based above all on what’s best for our own country and our own people.