Why Is The Trudeau Government Hiding Carbon Tax Cost From Canadians?

The Trudeau government promised “openness and transparency,” yet the Conservatives are having to try and force the government to reveal what the carbon tax will actually cost our country.

Justin Trudeau, Catherine McKenna, and Bill Morneau have repeatedly failed to provide details on what the carbon tax will cost Canadians.

With the tax impacting our entire economy by making everything more expensive, it should be a no-brainer for the government to have the numbers on what it will cost us.

And, considering they explicitly ran on “openness and transparency,” those numbers should already have been released to Canadians.

Instead, the Trudeau government is hiding the cost from us.

As a result, the Conservatives are now having to try and force the Trudeau Liberals to reveal the cost of the carbon tax to Canadians.

According to the CP, “Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre will ask the House of Commons this week to force the government to show Canadians how much more they can expect to pay for gas, heat and groceries once every Canadian will be charged a $50 per tonne carbon tax.”

The report notes that government memos say “there is an analysis of the potential impact of a carbon price, based on household consumption data across different income levels. However, he says the actual data from the analysis is blacked out.”

So, it seems the Trudeau government feels entitled to impose the carbon tax on us, without telling us what it’s going to cost us and what impact it will have on our lives and the national economy.

It shows the total arrogance in the Trudeau government, and their contempt for even the basics of accountability. And, it appears they may want to hide the fact that even the government knows the tax will hurt the economy.

“In refusing to provide the analysis done by the department of finance, the government says it can be withheld because it is either advice to government or information that can possibly harm the Canadian economy. ‘”If the knowledge of the cost of the carbon tax in itself would cause injury to the Canadian economy, then that cost must be even worse than we have imagined,”‘ said Poilievre.”

Keep in mind, the government has also been unable/refused to say exactly what impact the carbon tax will have on emissions.

At this point, it is now incredibly obvious that the carbon tax is a total scam.

That’s why they are hiding the cost. They know that the facts will reveal the damage it will do to our economy, and the money it will take out of our pockets – meanwhile doing nothing to alter global emissions.

That’s also why the Conservative effort to make the government reveal the cost of the carbon tax is so important. The government is supposed to work for us, and that can’t happen unless the government stops hiding the truth.

Spencer Fernando

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