Car­bon tax? Ask Aussies

The London Free Press - - COMMENT -

Our Lib­eral gov­ern­ments are in the process of per­pe­trat­ing pos­si­bly one of the big­gest scams ever on the cit­i­zens of On­tario and Canada.

Car­bon taxes are a mean­ing­less mea­sure that will do very lit­tle to curb con­sump­tion and noth­ing to change the earth’s tem­per­a­ture.

What car­bon tax will do is make Canada’s econ­omy less com­pet­i­tive, grow the al­ready over-ex­pen­sive size of govern­ment em­ploy­ees and in­crease the cost of liv­ing.

Aus­tralia tried a car­bon tax. It cost their econ­omy $8 bil­lion over two years, in­creased en­ergy costs by 25 per cent and in­creased the cost of food, but had no af­fect on green­house gas emis­sions. Nat­u­rally, they abol­ished their car­bon tax agenda very promptly.

Why in the world would the likes of Trudeau and Wynne want to shackle us with a sim­i­lar ob­vi­ous dis­as­ter? Could it be that such in­ept spendthrifts look to sat­isfy their ap­petites with off­set­ting skimmed rev­enue?

E. R. Dow Lon­don

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