October 25, 2016

Liberal Ag Minister parrots party line on carbon tax as Canadian farmers priced out of global market

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay thinks that a provincial exemption on farm fuel is enough for farmers to survive the carbon tax.

Kevin Heppner, with Real Agriculture did a good job pressing MacAulay on his government's carbon tax, while detailing the effect it will have on farmers who rely heavily on staying competitive in a global export market.

The Saskatchewan government estimates the carbon tax will cost small farms around $10,000 per year and larger, but still often family run operations, upwards of $100,000 per year. With CETA falling apart, beef commodity prices plummeting, and an early snowfall devastating the harvest on the prairies, farmers are already struggling to get by.

Watch my video to see MacAulay insist that carbon taxes are the way of the future in a low carbon world.

Neither US presidential candidate, our largest trading partner, is campaigning on a carbon tax. Ultra-progressive France, where the Paris treaty that led to Canada’s carbon tax was born last year, is backing away from carbon taxation. Australia has repealed its carbon tax altogether.

The world is moving away from carbon taxes for the same reasons Canada should. The human cost is just too high.

What kind of Agriculture Minister thinks farmers should earn less and work harder than they already do? A Liberal one parroting the party line.

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commented 2016-10-26 20:45:46 -0400
Years ago a Dairy Farmer received a license to produce milk in the Lower Mainland of BC. He was protected from competition all his working life. Today he leases his license out to a large Milk Company for 1 million a year. He does nothing for it, and he can transfer the License to his son when ever he wants.
Now you know why we pay double what the US pays for milk.
commented 2016-10-26 15:23:11 -0400
JAMIE MACMASTER commented 6 hours ago
Well, with the possible exception of Bombardier, I’m hard pressed to think of any other segment of our business community that enjoys more tax-breaks and market protections than Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg producers. So I’m not going to get drawn into this “pity the poor farmers” wail, because I just know that the end result of it will benefit them (and especially the UPA Quebecers), and not the other farmers and small business people who will experience greater hardships from this carbon tax stupidity.

Jamie, you obviously no nothing about the marketing boards. Even the dairy, egg, and poultry producers will be affected by increased costs although not as much as beef, grain, and pork producers will. The end result is all consumers will be hit with higher prices on every good purchased because no business person absorbs higher input costs.
commented 2016-10-26 13:51:31 -0400
re David Heinze “climate change hypocrite challenge”

I rhink what you are promoting, no cars and no flying, is unreasonable. That might be fine for other people but if I don’t fly or drive, how am I expected to get to my anti-oil protests? :)
commented 2016-10-26 13:43:51 -0400
liza Rosie commented 18 hours ago
Justin thinks he is taking the ‘correct’ steps, when really he is just ‘out of step’.

He’s goose stepping, and marching to his UN masters plans of evil and destruction!
commented 2016-10-26 13:21:30 -0400
Well, today my wife just got laid off with many others at her ag manufacturing job of 10 years. TY very much libtards! SW Sask is now being hit hard as well.
Several welders, paint line, production workers etc. have been laid off. Hopefully Honey Bee manufacturing can get help from the government like Bombardier does all the time, but, I doubt it since we are not a french speaking welfare province like Quebec.
commented 2016-10-26 09:06:14 -0400
Well, with the possible exception of Bombardier, I’m hard pressed to think of any other segment of our business community that enjoys more tax-breaks and market protections than Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg producers. So I’m not going to get drawn into this “pity the poor farmers” wail, because I just know that the end result of it will benefit them (and especially the UPA Quebecers), and not the other farmers and small business people who will experience greater hardships from this carbon tax stupidity.

Far better that argument stay wide in scope and draws in as many victims as possible.
commented 2016-10-26 03:23:04 -0400
Since MacAulay’s bio lists him as “formerly a farmer” one can only assume that he got kicked in the head once too often by a cow and he found his true calling as a blithering idiot for the Liberal party…
commented 2016-10-25 23:59:52 -0400
@ Peter Babich
Justin doesn’t have a clue
Gerald Butts is too damn expensive.
But hey, whatever he needs for moving expenses is fine.
No doubt a fleet of Prius’s moved everything for him.
Hypocrites, all of them
commented 2016-10-25 22:57:45 -0400
The socialists with empty heads (Katy the LBG, Dustbin the Potato and what’s her Face in Alberta) are all counting on a carbon tax to balance their budgets. If one of them comes up with an idea…good or bad….the other 2 do not have to keep on thinking; they just jump on the band wagon.
commented 2016-10-25 21:42:56 -0400
Justin is just too damned expensive for Canada to support
commented 2016-10-25 20:39:31 -0400
I guess Harper was right again Sean YOU MAKE IT THEY TAKE IT.
commented 2016-10-25 20:30:58 -0400
This wiggler must be speaking through his sphincter because you hardly see his lips move. Doesn’t he know CO2 is plant food and guarantees high crop yield with less water consumption?

What’s this librano’s claim to fame that makes him a suitable Ag minister? Oh yea he’s good at spreading manure
commented 2016-10-25 20:17:05 -0400
What a FN embarrassment to Islanders
commented 2016-10-25 20:06:31 -0400
Justin thinks he is taking the ‘correct’ steps, when really he is just ‘out of step’.
commented 2016-10-25 20:02:44 -0400
Canada needs to catch up to what is really going on in the world. As Sheila pointed out ,other countries are moving away from a carbon tax. We are rushing TO one. (two actually a federal and provincial one).
Just like with the immigration issue, Canada is always late to class, misses the lesson, and consequently makes the wrong decisions long after other countries realize their mistakes. Failed experience is there to learn from but we still dive right in. Justin, Notely, Wynne, Christie, the lot of them are being bought out by globalists. The ‘agenda’ knows no reason.
commented 2016-10-25 19:52:09 -0400
The only way to have a low carbon future is to destroy the economy and starve millions to death. These bastards need to be called what they are. Genocidal murders and killers.
commented 2016-10-25 19:43:48 -0400
Why in God’s name would a gov’t purposely tax their own country’s products so as to be less competitive than their main trading partner: the United States. Plus we compete with Australia and France in export goods as well, and now they also have an advantage.
Am I missing something here? It just makes no sense. Liberals (Sean, DH, etc) please give us an answer.
commented 2016-10-25 19:31:53 -0400
Lawrence MacAulay, another Baby Doc cabinet eunuch, proving that Baby Doc has ensured crown ministers are nobodies like Papa Doc ensured MP’s were. Baby Doc putting your tax dollars hard to work ensuring Papa’s template is completed.

Clearly, if Heppner had put MacAulay to the test about his knowledge of climate science, based upon the Baby Doc ums and ahs the eunuch used, he would have had an aneurism…clearly no clue like the good little cabinet eunuch he is.
commented 2016-10-25 19:27:26 -0400
Just another POS lying liberal, THEY DONT CARE PEOPLE ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY ALWAYS HAS BEEN ALWAYS WILL BE. THEY WANT IT AND THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO TAKE IT.