October 20, 2016

Brad Wall stands alone against Trudeau’s carbon tax

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

Provincial governments say they’re opposed to a unilaterally imposed federal carbon tax, but there’s only one Premier fighting it and that’s Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall. He says it’s not good for his province and won’t accept it even if that means taking it to the Supreme Court.

During a speech in Regina this week, Wall outlined his own plan on how to fight climate change without a carbon tax which he says will do the most harm to the economy while having the least positive impact on reducing emissions.

Trudeau meanwhile, doesn’t even want it to be called a carbon tax preferring to call it a price on carbon.

Remember how the Liberals promised they would do evidence based policy and decision making? It turns out, the Liberals didn’t actually do any studies or look at the science before proceeding with imposing this tax by any other name.

Wall asked Trudeau where his economic impact study was. He didn’t have one.

The Liberals just want their policy to get through without any facts getting in the way.

We can be grateful for this one man willing to say “no” to this tax because he knows it’s wrong for Canada.

Let’s hope some of the other Premiers join him in doing the right thing.

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commented 2016-10-22 23:47:57 -0400
100% of this tax stays in the province that collects it. Awe Bradley wall complaining against nothing now as if the province given100% rebate… there is like no tax on anything.
commented 2016-10-22 23:47:57 -0400
100% of this tax stays in the province that collects it. Awe Bradley wall complaining against nothing now as if the province given100% rebate… there is like no tax on anything.
commented 2016-10-21 14:21:22 -0400
Liza Rosie——I am not sure which is better, “a bad Conservative running Ontario” or “a crazy Liberal running Ontario ?”
commented 2016-10-21 13:48:44 -0400
I submit the Liberal government refusal to research the impact of a carbon tax on the agriculture industry is because research will show the tax is a “deadweight cost to the economy.” There is no redeeming benefit to the environment. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and is the staff of life of plants and produces oxygen for us by photosynthesis. We need more C02 not less.. Australia killed its carbon tax after two years and independent research showed it hurt their export economy.
“The effect of a carbon tax on emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries is similar to a tax on exports or a tax on import-competing industries. Domestic emissions in these industries may fall after a carbon tax is imposed, but that cannot be counted as an environmental gain if the ultimate effect is that emissions simply rise overseas. The net effect is a pure deadweight cost to the economy.”
Australia’s Carbon Tax: An Economic Evaluation by Dr. Alex Robson, Phd.
http://instituteforenergyresea…
Brad Wall is right the policy of a carbon tax in Canada is folly.
commented 2016-10-21 13:05:54 -0400
Bob, what’s the point when Brown is no different from Wynne. What major point of Wynne’s does Brown not support. If he is going to be any kind of conservative a conservative would want to vote for, he should start acting like one.
commented 2016-10-21 09:37:33 -0400
Methinks an effort should be made to abolish Sean Penson.
Any takers?

DJBT
commented 2016-10-21 03:37:06 -0400
Well, the Government and Legislature of Saskatchewan could be abolished, and the Federal Government could appoint a Commission of Government for Saskatchewan, with a President or Commissioner-General in charge of the Government, with several Commissioners performing the ministerial and legislative functions for the Province. The British did a similar thing with Newfoundland between 1932 and 1949.
commented 2016-10-21 02:33:16 -0400
Excellent commentary Brian. You say that Trudeau only asks that Canadian’s trust him. When will he accept that most Canadians over thirty, those of the electorate who have their heads screwed down tight, don’t trust him, never have and never will? They see him for what he is, a dyed-in-the-wool, albeit confused, Leftist ideologue, with the intellectual depth of a village idiot.

The sane portion of the Canadian electorate are just holding their collective breath and counting the days before this treasonous idiot can be voted out of office. In the meantime, thank God for Brad Wall, the one elected politician in Canada with the integrity and the cojones to stand up to that village idiot and his cynical cash grab better to justify and finance his further profligate Sorosian spending plans designed to undermine the economy of Canada. Much the same as the traitor Obama has done to the U.S.
commented 2016-10-21 00:50:20 -0400
They are all a bunch of pussy’s
commented 2016-10-20 23:10:42 -0400
I wish Brad would build a Wall and separate the west from the Quebec beurocrats in Ottawa
commented 2016-10-20 22:50:44 -0400
Jamie—as much as I agree with you about Brown; we shouldn’t say it in public as he needs all the help he can get to beat Wynne.
commented 2016-10-20 18:31:44 -0400
Oh c’mon now! You mean Ontario PC leader Patsy Brown ain’t standin’ shoulder to shoulder with him?

What’s that? “He-would-but-he’s-too-busy-workin’-on-his-carbon-tax”?

You’re kidding? But isn’t he supposed to be ….you know…..Conservative?
commented 2016-10-20 16:05:24 -0400
Robert Raymond… The problem with even giving a dollar a year is no tax sits static… They are all dynamic and evolve and they grow and encompass more power with every passing year. As long as it has a name and it’s on a book it is subject to the whims of the politicians who have authority in that area so no more taxes period.…!!
commented 2016-10-20 12:45:53 -0400
@ Mark Sherman commented 2 hours ago
FACTS DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS!
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That is why it is time to stop using the term that starts off – “I feel………..” and start using the term “I believe….”
commented 2016-10-20 12:17:15 -0400
Baby Doc is acting more and more like the Duvalier rulers of old Haiti: Papa Doc and then Baby Doc. The damage they had done to that country still affects it today. Take away the recent earthquake and hurricane damage and you still have the poorest nation in this part of the world.

Baby Doc Trudeau cares not for Canada and Canadians, but for some unproven pseudo-science in his push to look good to the rest of the world so he can get a seat at the UN Security Council. Yea, and we are the poor shmucks who get to pay for this child-brained fool’s desire to be crowned.
commented 2016-10-20 12:00:33 -0400
the only premier with any balls and integrity and guts to tell scum turdo to go to hell with his insane policy , i have e mailed the liberals here in BC to stand up with brad wall but have yet to see if they have the guts and integrity to do so .
commented 2016-10-20 11:08:43 -0400
It’s simply because the leaders of the other provinces “believe” Jus Tin is the messiah!

DJBT
commented 2016-10-20 11:05:10 -0400
How come Wall is the only one standing up to the Tadpole from QUE.who is killing western CANADA???
commented 2016-10-20 11:01:06 -0400
I feel sorry for Wall because he is the lone credible voice of opposition against Baby Doc. Hence he is easily isolated, particularly when Saskatchewan has a small population and its federal member is one of Baby Doc’s cabinet eunuchs. The fact that Saskatchewan, along with interior and NE British Columbia is carrying the rest of us economically has no weight.

As posted before, Papa Doc had Bennett, Lougheed, Blakney, Davis and, to a certain extent, Levesque to oppose him. If we had not had those five strong provincial leaders, imagine the complete destruction Papa Doc, father of deconfederation, would have achieved. Instead he could only partially destroy. However, Baby Doc has no such principled opposition beyond Wall, and can complete the destruction.
commented 2016-10-20 11:01:04 -0400
Quote from Michael Moore, "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,”

So why allow ourselves to be penalized in any way for our insignificant emissions?
We don’t need to reduce our emissions since we as a country are one of the cleanest, so why would any sane Canadian swallow a tax? Agreeing we need to reduce emissions is the same as saying our emissions are significant. They are not.
commented 2016-10-20 10:59:38 -0400
FACTS DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS!
commented 2016-10-20 10:46:36 -0400
That’s not what I ‘feel’ its what I believe!
commented 2016-10-20 10:44:26 -0400
BZ, you are absolutely right on the use of “believe”.
I think Canadians have been indoctrinated into saying feel as opposed to anything indicating strong beliefs.
Here I go again, the above should read "I believe Canadians . . . "

I’ll try to keep that in mind!

DJBT
commented 2016-10-20 10:43:10 -0400
Yes, eventually there will be more screaming, but even the premise of “reducing carbon emissions” is nonsense since Canada’s sum total is inconsequential. Even Wall plays into that game. Unless the premieres can say out loud, " our emissions are minuscule , no one else is reducing theirs so why should we pay a tax premised on results from models which give false data. " they will keep trying to tax it, and the game will continue. Call it what it is, a lie.
commented 2016-10-20 10:42:30 -0400
Brad BELIEVES.

The rest of the cowards and schmucks and useless twits “feel”.

Next step for Wall?

Refuse to allow life long welfare syrian rapefugees to land in his province to suck it dry of money.
commented 2016-10-20 10:40:07 -0400
To All ……………………………………..

You need to stop using that fu*king word “feel”

Start using believe.

BELIEVE.

Every time you write or speak the word “feel” – STOP!

And change it to BELIEVE.

Everyone “feels” and o one takes a stand and “believes”.

Try it – you will indeed find it changes how you think.

So far the lefties are winning and that word “feel” is a big player.

Do not believe me?

Start listening and seeing how it is used.

If I can get even ONE of you to change today – and you tell everyone else to do the same – in a couple of weeks we have a few hundred who no longer “feel” but instead “believe”.

It will indeed make you stronger.
commented 2016-10-20 10:27:07 -0400
Only one fighting it , so far. As the deadline progresses and the Canadian recession sinks in more will defy another massive tax on their provinces at a time of economic uncertainty.
commented 2016-10-20 10:27:06 -0400
Only one fighting it , so far. As the deadline progresses and the Canadian recession sinks in more will defy another massive tax on their provinces at a time of economic uncertainty.
commented 2016-10-20 10:24:09 -0400
The following line . . .
“I agree whole heartedly with PM “Just Tin Trudeau” and feel that all of the provinces comply to his ORDER of imposing a carbon tax on Canadian citizens.”

Should read as . . .
“I agree whole heartedly with PM “Just Tin Trudeau” and feel that all of the provinces SHOULD comply to his ORDER of imposing a carbon tax on Canadian citizens.”

DJBT
commented 2016-10-20 10:20:50 -0400
I agree whole heartedly with PM “Just Tin Trudeau” and feel that all of the provinces comply to his ORDER of imposing a carbon tax on Canadian citizens.
HOWEVER, I suggest that each province impose a carbon tax of $1.00 dollar on each of its citizens every year.
In this fashion, the provinces comply with the prime idiots order and the tax is not onerous on the citizens of this overtaxed nation.
This would add in excess of $35,000,000 to government coffers and would definitely cover the costs of PM ELbow’s drunken parties in the mosques of his choice.

DJBT