A new estimate from the Saskatchewan government shows that the cost of the unilaterally imposed job killing carbon tax on farming families will be devastating.
The cost of the Liberals new tax on life will be close to $10,000 per year for smaller farms. For larger commercial operations, which are still mostly family run, the cost will be closer to $100,000 per year. The cost of tractor and truck fuel, barn and shop heating and electricity, grain dryers, fertilizer and other inputs as well as commercial trucking and grain freight are all set to skyrocket hurting farms and consumers all the way down the supply chain.
I caught up to rising star Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs at the Vegreville rodeo grounds to have a talk about agriculture and the carbon tax.
Watch my video to see Stubbs’ comments about the impact of the tax on local producers and those Albertans who live with a foot in both agriculture and oil and gas to makes ends meet.
These Liberals who ride their bikes to the grocery store for free trade coffee beans because they care about the farmers in Colombia, don’t understand that their carbon tax will be hurting the very people who grow their food and truly tend the land here in Canada.
They’re just that out of touch with the West.