January 18, 2019

DND bureaucrats can (but won’t) admit cost of Liberal carbon tax on military

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The federal government was just forced to admit that they don’t know, or care, how much their carbon tax will cost the military.


In October, Conservative MP Karen Vecchio asked the Trudeau Liberals this order paper question:

“With regard to the impact of increased fuel costs as a result of the federal carbon tax on the Canadian Forces: (a) what was the total amount spent on fuel by the Canadian Forces in the 2017-18 fiscal year; (b) what is the projected increase in the amount spent on fuel by the Canadian Forces as a result of the carbon tax for each of the next five years; and (c) what are the projected total fuel expenditures for each of the next five years?”

Parliamentary rules say the government must provide an answer to these questions within 45 days - but the government only had half answer for Vecchio.

“Department of National Defence and CAF total fuel expenditures for fiscal year 2017- 2018 are $194,932,621.96 [...] expenditures are a subsection of the operation and maintenance budgets for individual activities. they are not tracked or forecast for the level of the detail required to respond to the question in the allotted time.”

Baloney.

The DND just told us how much they spend on fuel, right down to the last penny. They can and must have an idea about how much the carbon tax will cost them going forward. That’s all part of the budgetary process.

But this lackadaisical attitude about the impact of the carbon tax speaks volumes about Liberal priorities.

This is a cost the Liberals are willing and proud to pay, while Canadian soldiers share sleeping bags and rucksacks amongst themselves because they won't spend the money to provide them with a proper kit.

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commented 2019-01-20 22:22:52 -0500
Jihadi Justin says that there must be a “price” for poluting.

Jihadi Justin just gave $50,000,000.00 of YOUR tax money to Gaza as a “reward” for all of that TIRE BURNING that they’ve been doing for months, non-stop!
“Environmental Protection Ministry on alert for Gaza tire burning”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244078

“Why Is Justin Trudeau Giving $50 MILLION Of Our Taxpayer Dollars To The Palestinians?”
https://www.spencerfernando.com/2018/07/31/why-is-justin-trudeau-giving-50-million-of-our-taxpayer-dollars-to-the-palestinians/

JIHADI JUSTIN wants YOU to pay more money into his global warming JIZYA TAX scheme, so pay up, infidel!
commented 2019-01-19 14:23:21 -0500
" Ya right Willy, all those jobs for life federal workers “simply circulating” those tax’s wont cost a thing will it. Next thing you will be saying is the budget will balance itself."

How many bureaucrats would that be, Mike?
commented 2019-01-19 13:52:54 -0500
Ya right Willy, all those jobs for life federal workers “simply circulating” those tax’s wont cost a thing will it. Next thing you will be saying is the budget will balance itself.
commented 2019-01-19 12:18:23 -0500
Taxing the Military is the same as blowing your own toe off. How much tax is paid to our greedy government, for burying dead Soldiers.

Old So’jers never die, they slowly fade away.
commented 2019-01-19 08:46:34 -0500
Federal taxes paid by a federal government department simply circulate within the federal government and would not cost anything. Sheila is running around the Mulberry bush. Poor dear, so over stretched.
commented 2019-01-18 23:44:21 -0500
Yup.
Watched the rest of it and have the same damned question!
commented 2019-01-18 23:21:53 -0500
Wait a minute!
I’m 58 seconds into this video and up pops a question in my brain…
Why is there even ANY FOI requests let alone fees and two year wait times with redactions.
I thought we lived in a democracy? Shouldn’t they just publish this stuff?
WTF?!
commented 2019-01-18 19:46:59 -0500
Hey Sheila come on now we bought used jets that probably won’t fly and further more we get our oil from Saudi Arabia that is not subjected to a carbon tax . And our military buy their fuel from some 3rd world joke of a country they are at that would laugh at a carbon tax . So really the next thing you are going to tell us that the budget will balance it self . WINK WINK . Oh sunny ways . Reminds me of animal house where the dean says I HATE THOSE GUYS just before the rat mobile take a run at him .
commented 2019-01-18 19:20:38 -0500
The Liberals will snap themselves.