PROMISE KEPT: Ford Government Revokes Cap & Trade Carbon Tax

“We believe that this money belongs back in the pockets of people.”

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the new cabinet have officially revoked the regulation that implemented the cap-and-trade carbon tax.

The move fulfills Doug Ford’s campaign promise that repealing cap-and-trade would be the first move of the new Ontario Government for the People.

In a release, Ford said “Every cent spent from the cap-and-trade slush fund is money that has been taken out of the pockets of Ontario families and businesses. We believe that this money belongs back in the pockets of people. Cancelling the cap-and-trade carbon tax will result in lower prices at the gas pump, on your home heating bills and on virtually every other product that you buy.”

The Ontario government noted an Auditor General report that said cap-and-trade could cost consumers and businesses in the province $8 billion, without doing much about emissions.

“Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment, while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs,” said Ford. “I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade carbon tax slush fund. Today we are keeping that promise.”

Ford says the government will honour past agreements under the cap-and-trade system in cases where contracts have already been signed, which is a wise move to avoid possible legal action. But going forward, the program is finished.

“We are getting Ontario out of the carbon tax business,” concluded Ford. “Our focus will be to give people lower gas prices, lower energy bills and a real break in their wallets in order to get our economy going and create jobs. Help is here.”

Ford is off to a strong start, and is validating the trust Ontarians put in him by keeping his promises to the People.

Spencer Fernando

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Ed R Peebles

LETS HOPE THAT HE’S STARTED A MOVEMENT !

ED PEEBLES

William

He needs to make many more promises for me to even be thankful he did that one

Jean Pierre LaRocque

They have a tough job ahead of them when one considers how badly the Liberals have left us this MESS!!!!! We will be lucky to get out of it!!!!

Diane

Happy Days ;o)
not
Sunny Ways ;oP

Christine

Great news! We applaud Ford and his team! Hooray for Ford, hooray for the conservatives! The no nonsense Leading political party, for the people, with the people.

NancyW

Good work Doug and Conservatives, let common sense prevail.

Jen

Good on you Premiere Doug Ford.
Now will dictator Justin Trudeau stop giving Ontario gas money for disobeying him as he did to Saskatchewan -denying them their own gas money of $62million.
DO NOT LET DICTATOR LIBERAL JUSTIN GET TO YOU DOUG, REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE PREMEIRE NOT TRUDEAU.

Marian

Yes and I bet with the lower gas bills people who are not for Doug will cash in!! Unless they want to pay more and put it into a slush fund for the rest of us?

Laura VanGent

Praise GOD for Premier Ford Canada first stop the NWO and globalism JESUS founded this nation and Q is working in Premier Ford LOVE and prayers always

JC

My history is a bit rusty, but I thought Jesus died a few thousand years before Canada was founded?

Joanne

A politician keeping his promises and cutting taxes. Imagine that. Well done Ontario for electing this man. I wonder if he’d be willing to move to BC after he cleans up the mess the left created in Ontario and then clean up ours in BC?

Gas in Victoria is 1.55 a liter now at many gas stations.