Two things are inevitable in life: death and taxes. Alberta’s greedy NDP government found a way to combine the two. They’re carbon taxing funerals!
This revolting detail came to light when a bereaved family contacted the CBC to say they were overcharged for a cremation.
As it turns out, they were. The funeral home charged $100 in carbon taxes to the family instead of $10. But whether it’s $10 or $100, the government is acting like ghouls by not exempting our final goodbyes from their cash grab.
The NDP are doubling down, blaming Alberta funeral homes because they didn't just absorb this increased cost the NDP handed them.
Economic trade and development minister Deron Bilous was quoted as saying:
"It's disappointing that the company is choosing to increase their costs — which is a business decision should they so choose — but to blame the carbon levy is more than a little misleading to consumers."
Tax the dearly departed but don’t let on who the real grave robbers are!
Every person in Alberta is going to die. Every family in Alberta is going to have to bury someone they love. That's life.
No one makes it out alive, but wouldn’t it be great if we could do it without Rachel Notley’s hand in our pockets?