Provincial governments say they’re opposed to a unilaterally imposed federal carbon tax, but there’s only one Premier fighting it and that’s Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall. He says it’s not good for his province and won’t accept it even if that means taking it to the Supreme Court.
During a speech in Regina this week, Wall outlined his own plan on how to fight climate change without a carbon tax which he says will do the most harm to the economy while having the least positive impact on reducing emissions.
Trudeau meanwhile, doesn’t even want it to be called a carbon tax preferring to call it a price on carbon.
Remember how the Liberals promised they would do evidence based policy and decision making? It turns out, the Liberals didn’t actually do any studies or look at the science before proceeding with imposing this tax by any other name.
Wall asked Trudeau where his economic impact study was. He didn’t have one.
The Liberals just want their policy to get through without any facts getting in the way.
We can be grateful for this one man willing to say “no” to this tax because he knows it’s wrong for Canada.
Let’s hope some of the other Premiers join him in doing the right thing.