Catherine McKenna wants to know where you’re getting this year’s Yule log!
According to the Federal Government contracts and procurement website, the Environment Ministry is looking for someone to:
“Develop a quantitative analysis of the proportions of firewood used for residential heating that come from different land uses, including forest producer associations on private lands, forest producers on public forests, woodlot owners, farmers, maple syrup producers, professional arborists and commercial retail suppliers.”
A nationwide study into how you got your winter stockpile of firewood?
The only reason the government would want to know who is using firewood for home heating, and where they’re getting their firewood, is to find a way to carbon tax it.
Montreal and Vancouver are already fighting a war against this cozy form of winter heat. Vancouver is moving toward an official fireplace registry, and Montreal is demanding the removal of 50,000 existing wood burning appliances by 2020.
If only these two cities felt as strongly about the raw sewage they dump into their waterways as they do about those who want to run a few cords through the fireplace to save on their gas bills.
When Canadians try to make some lifestyle changes to avoid paying the carbon tax, the Liberals will still try to find a way to charge them for their money-saving efforts in using less natural gas.
This is Canada, and no one escapes untaxed!