What is its true purpose? It’s April first, and this is the Ezra Levant Show.
It’s April Fool’s Day, which is the perfect day for Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna to roll out their carbon tax nation-wide.
Yesterday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted that he was filling up his car, and warning Ontarians that the tax was going up today, so gas would be going up by almost a nickel a litre. What I love even more is that Ford has all of his MPPs do the same Tweet.
But not everyone was upset about paying more for gasoline. This guy is a Green Party activist, of course:
I'm going to wait until tomorrow to fill up my tank. Every litre I pump without a carbon price is a litre my kids will have to pay for as they suck it out of the atmosphere. I pay my own way whenever I can, and that's why I'm glad to have a #CarbonTax. #cdnpoli
What does that mean? "Suck what out of the atmosphere"? Carbon dioxide? Your car is still burning it the same way. And CO2 isn’t pollution. Humans exhale it; plants depend on it to live — it’s the opposite of pollution: It’s the stuff of life.
How about this kook lobbyist named Chris Ragan, in a video promoted by Catherine McKenna. He says, hey, some people will have to rethink how they take vacations. Some people will live in a cold house or buy different cars. No problem!
Remember: A few weeks ago, Justin Trudeau took a private jet down to Florida just for the weekend. So, when they say, stop taking vacations, turn down your heat —they’re not talking about themselves. They’re talking about you.
Here’s a tweet by a senior advisor to Bill Morneau, the millionaire who had the good sense to inherit a rich company from his dad, and to marry a billionaire:
Maybe don’t drive a gas guzzler??? Just sayin... https://t.co/a522pI9EsR— Sharan Kaur (@msSharanKaur) March 31, 2019
Say, do you think that Bill Morneau has ever, in his life, ridden in an economy car?
The Liberals, and Catherine McKenna in particular, and everyone else on this "green" bandwagon — they're always talking about "fighting climate change." We hear that expression all the time, but think about it:
"Fighting climate change" — The emphasis is on the motion, on keeping busy, on busy-work.
But isn't “fighting climate change” like "fighting against the tides of the sea" or "fighting against the wind"?
You could call it "fighting." But you won’t win. You can’t.
You’ll notice McKenna never says her plan will actually reduce global warming (presuming global warming is happening).
And no wonder she doesn't:
Because even if every single country in the world were to listen to Catherine McKenna, it wouldn’t stop global warming. The change would be imperceptible. And of course, no other country is listening to McKenna, most certainly not China, India, Brazil or any OPEC country.
So the Liberals' carbon tax is nuts. It's a scam.
As of today, you are now paying more for anything that moves and anything that’s warm. In a large country and a cold country, that’s everything.
The City of Regina alone said today that it will cost an addition one million bucks just for their vehicles. So yeah, more taxes.
The whole point is to make you poor enough so you don’t do the things you like, like go on vacation or have a warm house in winter.
While they jet off on their holidays in the sun.
This isn't about changing the climate or fixing a problem.
It’s about controlling you...
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