B.C.’s Emissions Rise Despite Carbon Tax, Showing It’s All About Extracting More Money From Taxpayers

As always, no matter what reason the elites give as justification, carbon taxes are about taking more money out of the pockets of taxpayers.

Despite the carbon tax, emissions in B.C. continue to rise.

As noted by the Vancouver Sun, “The latest figures, for the year 2015, estimate B.C.’s carbon emissions at 63.3 million tonnes of carbon equivalent, an increase of 1.6 per cent over the previous year.”

Of course, rising emissions are not a bad thing. It’s a sign of economic growth.

However, the fact that emissions are growing despite the carbon tax – and the fact that the elites plan to keep imposing and increasing carbon taxes – shows that the taxes were always about raising revenue, not reducing pollution.

As I’ve said before, Canada has some very weak punishments for those who violate Canada’s pollution laws. But since those in power want to extract more revenue, they instead impose a carbon tax rather than toughen the rules.

Those in power need to stop lying about why they’re imposing carbon taxes. It’s not about the environment. Its about ripping more money out of our pockets, and the longer carbon taxes are in place the more obvious the lie becomes.

The fact that carbon taxes can’t be sold on the truthful merits of the policy, and are instead sold with deception, is another reason to reject them.

Additionally, Canada (and individual Canadian provinces), contribute almost nothing to global emissions, so carbon taxes punish our own citizens – all so elitist politicians can virtue-signal on the global stage.

What a waste.

Spencer Fernando

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Horgan himself stated very clearly that his promised increases in the BC Carbon Tax had nothing to do with carbon. His declared intention was to simply throw that tax increase into General Revenues. He has to pay for forcing junkies to stay alive somehow. Not much will be going into Health Care or Education where it can actually do some good. Not much will go into filling potholes either. Without using the words, he knows and admits that the CO2 thing is absolute garbage. If Canada ceased to exist Tuesday morning, the effect wouldn’t be measurable by the weekend. Watch… Read more »


Excellent on point reporting Spencer. I would like to request that you be careful with statements like “reducing pollution”. Increased CO2 emissions are not an increase in pollution. The Socialists have vilified CO2 which is a life giving gas by associating it with sooty particulate emissions and calling it a pollutant. Hence they have conned many into believing that taxing carbon equivalent emissions will improve our air and prevent climate change. I agree carbon taxes are based on lies to allow them to scam us out of our money. I fully support stopping and prosecuting polluters. But we need to… Read more »


Again Mr. Harper was correct in not signing us into this world climate change. He said we would do our own version, made in Canada and to our own interests, not the elites, and the Lieberals and NDP were so critical of him. The Bloombergs who seem to run that show were doing commercials way back then on having 43 trillion dollars already collected to save them all from climate change. I wish Mr. Harper was still our Leader he had such common sense and worked for Canadians. Like Mr. Trump is trying to do in the USA,


Spencer, any idea of how high our taxes are now compared to the US. I’d love that chart. And I’d love to know how many jobs are lost by the increase in carbon tax scams. Also, interest rates have gone up, adding to our tax burden. Who is benefiting from the increase in interest rates?

chris malmstrom

Liberal screwing us for money…say it isn’t so!?

Clive Edwards

The UCP might have to consider leading a de-confederation movement if these bogus taxes don’t go away.