February 12, 2017

“Kill it!” CPC leadership seeker Rick Peterson says carbon tax is “job destructor”

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Conservative Party of Canada leadership race will come to an end on May 27th, but with  14 candidates still in the running, that means there are a lot of policy ideas to sift through and a lot of candidates to get to know. 

This vote is a big deal. We’re potentially choosing the next Prime Minister.

I had an opportunity to catch up with one of the leadership candidates, Rick Peterson, while he was in Calgary this week.

Peterson is from Grande Prairie, Alberta, and he tells me that after the debates in both Quebec and Halifax, internal polling placed him among the top four leadership candidates.

Watch my discussion with Peterson as he explains what sets him apart from the others, and what he believes is the most important issue facing Canadians.

Peterson shares his ideas for a tax plan that includes a flat income tax of 15% and ZERO corporate tax. He touches on the carbon tax and immigration issues and among other priorities, plans to launch a full exploration into gun policy to address overbearing legislation as well as addressing the number one issue in federal/provincial relations - trade barriers.

On US-Canada relations, he agrees with Trump on renegotiating NAFTA and feels his business background provides some common ground between them.

He also wants to cut government waste by eliminating the advertising budget, cutting the number of bureaucrats in government departments and reducing overall spending.

The CPC leadership vote will take place on May 27th but in order to vote, you have to be an active member before March 28th, 2017.

Stay tuned to The Rebel as we continue to update you on all the news leading up to that critical vote.

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commented 2017-02-14 13:09:31 -0500
Yes you’re on there are two houses but one is the house of Islam and the other is the house of Christianity that’s it that’s all…!!
Islam and Christianity mixed together like hot oil and water.. You could have them in your backyard if you want but I don’t want to in mine..!
commented 2017-02-14 09:45:07 -0500
Linda, the reality is that corporations do not pay tax. The consumer pays it in higher prices to cover it.
commented 2017-02-14 07:39:29 -0500
At the memorial in Quebec City, the CBC reported that, “The Quebec premier (Phillippe Couillard) drew a standing ovation during his speech, in which he challenged Muslim stereotypes. Couillard noted how many in attendance said ‘Allahu akbar!’ (God is great) when the three caskets were wheeled in. ‘I make the point of repeating these words because too often in the media, in films, in our discourse, these words are associated with terrorism and violence. But we’ve just seen what those words mean to you from the Muslim community’, he said.”
As Robrert Spencer (Jihad Watch) explains, “‘Allahu Akbar’: It Means Almost Everything — Except What The Establishment Media Says”:
“Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of ‘Allahu akbar’, the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder. The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as “God is great’.(As the lying CBC, part of the establishment media expectedly did above!) But the actual meaning is ‘Allah is greater’, meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government. It is the aggressive declaration that Allah and Islam are dominant over every other form of government, religion, law or ethic, which is why Islamic jihadists in the midst of killing infidels so often shout it.”
As explained here, no surprise that the first occasion of using “Alahu Akbar” in murder was by Muhammad (the prefect man in Islam to be emulated)1400 years ago in his attack on a Jewiosh tribe and has been used in this way ever since: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbbkqqU4wTg&channel=UCt5G8oIFHT8VINnWRcja-Rw
In Islam there are two houses, the House of Islam, where Islam is dominant, and the House of War, where Islam is not yet dominant. No wonder Couillard received a rousing standing ovation from the Muslims and Imams present because they couldn’t believe their ears that the Premier of Quebec, a traitorous dhimmi, had just surrendered Quebec and Canada to the House of Islam!
Then you get CPC leadership candidate Rick Peterson saying he was enchanted hearing words like “love” and “tolerance” co-mingled with ‘Allah Akbar’, the terrorists’ blood-curdling battle cry, words of hate from the pit of hell.
commented 2017-02-13 21:02:02 -0500
There is a big difference between giving tax breaks and subsidies to companies favoured by government ( As most of our Premieres do on a regular basis), and having a low or non existent corporate tax rate across the board. Lowering corporate taxes is one thing. Corporate subsidies, never.
commented 2017-02-13 20:26:31 -0500
I am solidly behind lowering the corporate tax rate to equal the U.S. so we are competitive but see no reason to completely get rid of it.

Linda, if it is that much cheaper in Trumps America to do business, that is where all of our business will go, and with it our jobs. The corporate tax rate needs to be comparable to the States for us to remain competitive and keep investment here. It’s physics . Cause and effect. Like water finding the path of least resistance. It is a law of nature greater than any man made law. That is one of the things I love about Trump, he understands that perfectly.
The government can run just fine with out high corporate or income tax rates, they just don’t. They keep trying to convince us that they need a new revenue stream, because they ‘just can’t make ends meet’. They need to do what households do and cut back, balance their books and not do it on our backs.
commented 2017-02-13 18:51:23 -0500
Linda LI..
We have never tried to consumption tax in this country ever but it would be very successful..
We would have the largest manufacturing base and be competitive internationally in no time at all…
It’s too bad more people don’t understand how it works and what a positive thing it would be for us but it would have to be instituted by the right person and I share Liza’s sentiments that Peterson is not the right person.
commented 2017-02-13 18:11:58 -0500
ZERO corporation tax? That is sooooo wrong. That is one of the reasons I do not consider I will support neither party. Next election, I will pick Mickey Mouse as my prime minister.
To be reality, as long as a country exists, government need money to support it, military, infrastructure, social benefit and utility, hospital, education etc, who is paying that? 1% of Big corporation income equal to how many regular folks yearly income? If corporations do not pay it, it need come from middle class pocket, how much more we can take?
We had been reduce corporation tax for over decades now. Has Canadian job market been dramatically increased? Has the corporations stopped outsourcing trend? Has corporations reduce hiring the labor from offshore? NO, It has not happened and will not happen forever.
We already try that method and it hits rock. Should we keep going down that road continuously?
Hitting our heads on rocks again and again, hopefully we can hit gold out of it? Every time, when people talking about parties, I do not give damn. Current existing parties, neither liberal nor conservative thinking for middle class. liberal abuse our tax payer’s money like crazy and do not consider spending to benefit Canadian. Conservative keep cutting free checks for big corporations like crazy, regardless how difficult the middle class life are already so difficult.

It is not surprising that Trump was elected, desperate people use desperate manner. Trump has so many flaws, however, majority people still picked him because he is neither conventional democratic nor conventional republic.
commented 2017-02-13 17:33:56 -0500
Roy Janine… I completely agree with everything that you said and if you decide to run for politics I would support you with that on your campaign… However I must say about the UN as they are entirely unelected and absolutely unaccountable therefore funding must must be absolutely withheld indefinitely..!!!
commented 2017-02-13 17:31:30 -0500
Terry McLeod… No compromise on Bill M103
commented 2017-02-13 15:55:46 -0500
1. Support our military with utmost RESPECT
2. Make sure our military personnel in need of whatever are well taken care of
3. Get rid of unending useless legislation that stymies businesses
4. Recall legislation (for example, Wynne, Notley, and trudoop should never be allowed to bring down our provinces or country without consulting with us, this 4 years and only at the polls is not right, trudope has ramped his spending as has notley, and wynne-bag and we can’t do anything
commented 2017-02-13 15:47:40 -0500
1. I think we should limit the prime ministers to 2 terms as the US does.
2. Native reserves should be dismantled as Bill Elder said below.
3. No carbon tax
4. No grotesque, wasteful, birdkilling windmills anywhere
5. Cut income tax
6. Get rid of Soros’s influence in Canada, I see useless trudoop loves this satanic waste
commented 2017-02-13 15:38:41 -0500
1. Sell cbc
2. Downscale the bloated government bureaucracy especially top managers
3. Government employees pay for 75% of their pensions as now it’s mostly taxpayers who pay
4. No more funds for the UN, or cut it back drastically
5. We need referendums on important issues
6. Union dues need to be heavily taxed so they can’t influence our elections
7. All MP’s expenses should be made public and cut their expense account drastically
8. Immigration needs to be properly veeted and cut drastically especially from muslim countries
commented 2017-02-13 15:26:14 -0500
Unrelated…..My MP (Randy Hoback) plans to vote against M103 if substantially amended. Sounds like a copout, I hope not. I’d advice voting against , period.
commented 2017-02-13 15:24:57 -0500
Myself I am a card carrying member of the conservative federal party as well as a card-carrying member of the Wild Rose here in Alberta..
You as well as I encourage everybody to be card-carrying members of the parties they wish to support as bitching and complaining while not holding a card in your pocket does very little to further their cause.
commented 2017-02-13 15:23:01 -0500
Re: Quebec elitists..I don’t get the sense that Lemieux or Scheer are laurentian snots. I would like to hear more about how they feel about us. Maybe Kellie,but there is just something I’m not convinced of about her. I like that Peterson is pro oil and gas but that is about all I like about him. Lemiuex and Leitch are going to be at the rally in T.O. on Wednesday, I assume it will be live streamed. Maybe we will get a better sense of these people then. I would like to hear more details than we are getting from these people. I do like that Andrew Scheer sends short surveys on different issues. Lemieux is pro firearms, high ranking in the military, worked in the private sector and has Parliamentary experience. The three of them seem pro pipeline, no carbon tax, family issues, serious about immigration, I wouldn’t mind hearing some tax talk from them., and what they will do for the west (transfer payment adjustment) etc. But they seem the most down to earth to me. The rest of them are all milder versions of Chong in snotty attitude, if nothing else. Chong is the only one who is stupid enough to say he wants to keep the carbon tax, out loud,to a room full of conservatives. He was a quick study that one.
commented 2017-02-13 14:58:41 -0500
I appreciate that Leviticus. I am sure there are others, but they are just not as mouthy as me.
The thing about this leadership race is that it is an opportunity for every conservative across the country no matter where they live to have some say in who leads us into the federal election. I know we feel powerless in the west when the federal election rolls around bur if you become a card carrying member( and there are only a few weeks left to do that) then your voice will have been heard as loud as any voice in Canada. I intend to vote for who I think is best, but regardless of who gets in I will support (and hound) them to be representative of my views, either as PM or leader of the opposition , how ever the chips may fall.
It costs 15 bucks to get a membership. Time is running out.
commented 2017-02-13 13:28:33 -0500
Liza.. In the past we have agreed on many things and the things that we have disagreed on were few but quite passionate..
The thing I find most concerning is all of the leadership candidates in the race are all Quebec elitists..
The next p.m. will be decided before the polls are even closed in the west.
You put more work in on researching candidates than anybody I know posting on the site.
Please keep up your diligence as I think your voice is well heard and respected and your views are grounded in commonsense and sanity.

Liza.. In the past we have agreed on many things and the things that we have disagreed on were few but quite passionate..
The thing I find most concerning is all of the leadership candidates in the race are all Quebec elitists..
The next p.m. will be decided before the polls are even closed in the west.
You put more work in on researching candidates than anybody I know posting on the site.
Please keep up your diligence as I think your voice is well heard and respected and your views are grounded in commonsense and sanity.
commented 2017-02-13 12:45:56 -0500
I’m sure the legitimate refugees would appreciate such screenings as to keep Islam extremists out of their lives once and for all.!!
commented 2017-02-13 12:44:27 -0500
Liza Rosie said..
“It is not an insult to refugees to be screened before entry into Canada, it is an insult to us if you don’t”
I’m sure that is a statement that we can all agree on.!!!
commented 2017-02-13 12:34:46 -0500
Think of the money they would save clearing out all the civil servants who have jobs because of the gst?
Hard to remember what life was like before the gst.
commented 2017-02-13 12:17:32 -0500
After listening to his closing remarks at the Halifax debate is their any question that Peterson will be supporting m-103?
commented 2017-02-13 12:08:17 -0500
It is not an insult to refugees to be screened before entry into Canada, it is an insult to us if you don’t. In order to determine if people who have always lived under a theocracy are going to now make an effort to become compatible with Canadian values, laws, and expectations, a little screening is the very least we should be expecting from our politicians. Lets face it Islam isn’t compatible to western anything, so it is a stretch from the get go. We are constantly scolded and reprimanded for demanding some say in this ‘travesty on a massive scale’. I want immigration scaled way back. Way way back, and I want our borders secured so they are not pouring in through Manitoba and Quebec as we have already seen. This is bullsht.

Peterson has made his views on immigration clear in other interviews, and the debates, and it does not even come close to addressing Canadians concerns. Canada deserves better than this virtue signalling approach to immigration.
commented 2017-02-13 11:37:42 -0500
Once gst went up to 19% it ain’t ever going down, and when it;s not enough it will go up even more, and when that isn’t enough and something didn’t work the way they thought it would and they need more revenue they will implement the carbon tax as well, but give it a new name.
Get rid of the carbon tax, don’t touch the gst unless you want to lower it.
Flat rate income tax by all means.
Match what the US is doing with corp. taxes, don’t cut it out completely unless you have to.
Shrink government yes, reel in wages, cut entitlements, and get rid of the albatross’s, cbc, crtc, privatize where possible,
make transfer payments fair.
and stay the heck out of our pockets.
What is conservative about raising the gst to 19%?
Cut government spending to cut the deficit, and after that, if something more needs to be done, maybe Canadians will be more willing to listen.

…and why do we contribute $25 to every $1 MP’s contribute to their own pensions? (that was in 2013, I’d like to think that number is lower now, but what are the chances of that?)

Take care of that stuff then talk to us about a 19% gst hike you just know will be 20% next year.
commented 2017-02-13 11:29:13 -0500
George good ideas.
commented 2017-02-13 10:23:57 -0500
You raise sales tax to 9percent and many provinces will be paying 19% on everything they buy ie NOVA SCOTIA ,N.B ,QUE. Even Ont would be 17%.Watch the cross border shopping take off again even with a little dollar. Also , semi retired families and retirees will be screwed as it would be nothing but a net tax increase to them with zero benefit from income tax reduction.And lets get off this tax EVERYTHING socialism . In many states not only are sales taxes far lower (zero in several) but many states reduce or excempt neccesities like home heating , clothing/footwear, countless pharmacy items
commented 2017-02-13 09:56:25 -0500
I may be a bit naive, but a sales tax of 50% on everything AND no income tax may be the way to go.
Charities and religions should not have any tax exemptions either.
Eliminate tax breaks for natives as well.
Think about it for a moment.
The guy who robs a bank does not declare his income. However, when he buys his luxury car, he’ll pay his fair share if taxes as well.
Also, one could consider taxing non Canadian produced items with some kind of tariff.
As I said, I’m not an economist but then neither are the birds running the government.
commented 2017-02-13 06:49:00 -0500
Honestly, I think Peterson’s flat tax is great, but useless. Provincial Liberal and NDP governments will just crank their provinocial rates to greedily take the surplus.
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