But I thought the entire planet was at risk? How can there be exemptions?
The fraudulent nature of the Trudeau carbon tax keeps getting more and more clear.
The latest example is the exemptions being given to coal-powered plants in New Brunswick:
According to a CBC report, “In a climate-policy retreat over the treatment of coal, federal Liberals are proposing to loosen emission standards for power plants that burn the fuel, effectively lowering carbon taxes on each tonne of greenhouse gas released from coal-burning stations, like NB Power’s Belledune, next year to less than $1.”
Before you think the Trudeau Liberals are abandoning their destruction of the coal industry, keep in mind that they still plan to shut the entire Canadian coal industry down by 2030.
But with seats in New Brunswick on the line, and with the province turning against the Trudeau carbon tax, the Trudeau Liberals are temporarily retreating, and showing the hilariously arbitrary and political nature of the fraudulent tax.
According to the report, “The proposed exemption for coal is so large it will eliminate most of the carbon taxes New Brunswick’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, NB Power, was warned it would be facing just six months ago. It would also allow it to continue releasing most of the greenhouse gases it currently produces at its coal-fired generating station in Belledune for free.”
The Belledune station emits 838 tonnes of green house gases per gigawatt hour of electricity. It will be exempted from 800 tonnes.
Last week, the Trudeau Liberals said “pollution isn’t free,” but now it appears it will be 95% free in some cases.
Of course, it’s not really ‘pollution’ when it’s about providing the power needed to keep our society and economy functioning.
All Canadians should be exempt from the carbon tax, not just big companies in places where the Liberals don’t want to lose seats. After all, the the Alberta oil industry isn’t being exempted from the carbon tax – so why should other industries get breaks?
And further to this, by giving exemptions the Trudeau Liberals show that even they don’t believe the carbon tax is necessary. They can’t simultaneously claim that we are facing a ‘global emergency’ requiring carbon taxes in Canada while also giving exemptions.
If the carbon tax was really necessary, than no exemptions can be given. And if exemptions can be given, it’s not necessary and should be scrapped entirely.
Clearly, it’s all a massive fraud.
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