On January 1, Rachel Notley’s carbon tax will be forced on Alberta families who are already reeling from 9 per cent unemployment.
In the past couple of weeks, billions of dollars worth of carbon industry projects have been cancelled. Besides those huge companies like Koch and Statoil, though, let’s also look at three Alberta businesses that got less attention.
Let’s start with an Alberta trucking company called Hi-Way 9. They’re “implementing a Carbon Surcharge on all shipments originating and/or destined to points within the Province of Alberta.”
So, the shipping cost of every single thing they move now just got one per cent more expensive, immediately lowering the standard of living of all of their customers, and their customers’ customers.
I’ll talk about two other businesses, and one of them might surprise you:
The YMCA. Here’s a note the YMCA sent to child care moms:
“In October the Government increased the minimum wage in our province and has a plan to continue to raise it until 2018. (…) Our staffing costs represent approximately 80% of our expenses. The costs for both food and rental have risen and we are also preparing for the upcoming Carbon Tax.”
Look at their fee hikes: Up $200 dollars a year per child.
Rachel Notley is a destroyer. Maybe you don’t care about 60-year-old family companies like Grimshaw that are being ground into the dirt. Maybe you don’t care about “corporations”. But do you care about ordinary families, ordinary moms?
The NDP used to…
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