Warning: Carbon Tax Will Increase Airfares, Send Business To U.S. Say Canadian Airlines

Carbon tax is “worst tool” to deal with emissions says National Airlines Council of Canada.

An organization representing Canadian airlines says the carbon tax will make airfares more expensive, and even result in Canadians increasingly using U.S. airports to escape the higher costs.

According to BNN Bloomberg, “The National Airlines Council of Canada sent letters to three federal ministers Friday cautioning the government about the reduction the levy would cause to revenues as well as marginal domestic routes. Lobby group president Massimo Bergamini says a carbon tax is “the worst tool” to reduce emissions, with fuel an inflexible demand that often amounts to airlines’ biggest expense.”

Airlines will have to pay the hated-carbon tax on federally governed flights. For flights within provinces, the tax scheme is still being worked out – but it will certainly take a toll on those flights as well.

This is just the latest example of how the carbon tax will hurt Canadian consumers and damage Canadian companies.

Spencer Fernando

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