October 19, 2018

Thanks to Trudeau's carbon tax, Canadian airlines will stop flying to smaller cities

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Pretty obvious headline today in the Globe and Mail, zero surprise to me at least:

Ottawa’s carbon tax will send more passengers to U.S. carriers, Canadian airlines warn

That headline doesn't actually list the worst part...

Canada’s airlines are warning Ottawa’s planned carbon tax will increase airfares, reduce flights on marginal domestic routes and drive passengers to nearby American airports.

The airline industry is such a tough business already, with thin margins business. It’s the first thing to be hit in an economic downturn.

And then factor in the cost of fuel.

The carbon tax will just kill it off.

But the Globe and Mail found a pro-carbon tax lobby group to cheer on the higher taxes. It’s Dale Beugin of Preston Manning’s "ecofiscal commission" — seriously, can you imagine the founder of the Reform Party is part of this? He says:

“I think it is quite likely they will just be able to pass along their costs to consumers. So yes, flights might cost more but I don’t see them losing market share to international competitors.”

But if the price of something goes up, the demand for it goes down. As in: if a flight to Mexico for a holiday is $1,000, maybe 100 people will buy it. If the price goes up to $1,500, maybe only 50 people would buy it. That might mean the whole flight is no longer economical — it would just be cancelled.

That’s one thing when it’s a holiday flight to Mexico. But how about when it’s a flight to a small Canadian city?

You have to fill up your car to get to work. But where flights are concerned, people will just take a vacation closer to home; businesses will use Skype or phone calls instead. 

Already, many budget-conscious customers drive down from Toronto to Buffalo, New York, or from Vancouver to Washington state, to save hundreds of dollars on flights. But that only works with flights to the U.S. or foreign places. It’s not going to help you get to somewhere like London, Ontario or Whitehorse. They’ll just shut down.

And taking the bus isn't an option for many any longer:

After Rachel Notley announced her provincial carbon tax, Greyhound bus lines pulled the plug on a lot of their routes in Western Canada. Hundreds of people were put out of work, and low-budget travellers were stuck.

This is what carbon taxes do — in fact, it’s the whole point of a carbon tax: to make people “change their behaviour.” That’s what Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna and the whole lot of them always say — it’s Stephane Dion’s “green shift.”

I promise you, though:

All of them will keep flying on their private jets, long after Air Canada and WestJet shut down flights to Mexico, or to Nanaimo or to Moncton...

NEXT: Today, extremist UK preacher Anjem Choudary was released from prison, after serving only half his sentence — and, we've learned, after refusing to undergo de-radicalization behind bars.

Tonight our own Jack Buckby, who has been leading the charge on this story, and our campaign called JailAnjem.com, joins me with all the disturbing details.

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commented 2018-10-21 10:39:22 -0400
Detroit has more flights better times and shopping is good before or after your return . F the carbon tax .
commented 2018-10-21 07:51:24 -0400
Change is coming the end is near for treasonous turdo and his government.
My family fought for this country like many others, many paying the ultimate price.
To those of you who think this spirit is gone, you are wrong. Dont mistake silence for
inaction. Kindness for weakness. We are many more than the slave army. Many more than king coward turdo,s tax paid cowards.
commented 2018-10-21 00:15:14 -0400
That one is for Climate Barbie…have fun with it….
commented 2018-10-21 00:13:54 -0400
commented 2018-10-20 21:14:48 -0400
…King Trudeau sits on his throne doing everything he can to ruin our country and what do we do?…….Silence.
commented 2018-10-20 21:05:16 -0400
commented 2018-10-20 19:11:29 -0400
trudeau and his whole crew should be charged for Treason.
commented 2018-10-20 15:56:28 -0400
To be pro-liberal, you need to be brain-dead. Nothing they say can be rationally understood, unless you are part of their cult. Many in this country should be removed from the voting list. They are too dumb.
commented 2018-10-20 15:19:54 -0400
Up here our warrior princess is Climate Barbie and Freeland. Down in the USA, their warrior Princess is GRETCHEN SMITH!!
The most beautiful, smart, strong, kind woman ever. A true perfect lady that makes the first lady look like an ugly idiot.
The Rebel and EVERYBODY made a mistake to hire & support Faith Goldy when you should have found a woman like her.
Please interview that woman next! She’s a true Queen of Hearts.
commented 2018-10-20 13:10:50 -0400
The Alberta carbon tax has already increased flights and everything else under the sun that comes or goes from this province then the socialist’s force a $15 minimum wage on already struggling businesses further increasing cost’s for everything under the sun in Alberta .
The majority don’t have any disposable income left to fly anywhere let alone drive ect,ect.
F🇨🇦ck the carbon tax scrap it and fire the idiots promoting it !
Canadian patriots better wake up and soon we’re under attack in all aspects of our society and what little freedom we did have will be gone and once that happens we’re all
f🇨🇦cked !
commented 2018-10-20 12:17:52 -0400
I remember a survey Ezra put out when he first started The Rebel that asked who would I like to see interviewed. I said Anjem Choudary because of the exposure that came from the SNN interview. I also saw him on Hannity with Bridgette Gabriel and they ripped him apart. I can’t wait until you have him on again to see if he’s reformed. But I won’t hold my breath
commented 2018-10-20 12:01:47 -0400
Nancy Pelosi warned Americans this week that there would be collateral damage for anyone that didn’t agree with her policies. Assuming of course that she will regain control of The House of Representatives.
What better way to express the aim of the now Socialist Democrat Party which intends to establish totalitarian rule over the citizens of the United States.
The elimination of due process was adamantly expressed by the Democrat Senators during the Kavanaugh Hearings.
People can choose to ignore all the signs , but the foundation is being built to fundamentally change America from a Republic into some undefined autocratic global system of governance .
One wonders if the Constitution can save America.
As for Canada, we are already governed by a motley crew from diverse backgrounds which is a nice way of saying Canadians in paper only.And we don’t have a Constitution that can possibly protect our liberties.
Scary days ahead.
commented 2018-10-20 11:36:29 -0400
Barbie is a complete Idiot !
AGW = Unproven Hypothesis . . . . still . . . after ALL these years !
Canada’s share of Global Emissions is 1.5% . . . . which is likely absorbed by our forests and greenery. So Canada emits NOTHING . . . . but this is BS from our insane leftist Govt . . . . are Canooks really this Dumb?
commented 2018-10-20 11:11:15 -0400
Do I think we ought to criticize and call out Climate Barbie and the rest of the lefty traitors and fellow criminal scum for the fools they are?
I think we ought to charge them all with the treason and the criminality they are all responsible for, and then have the state string them all up, in public executions!
Does that sound unpalatable and barbaric to you?
Think of it this way…If you knew what Hitler and the NAZIs or any other communist/fascist government would do before they committed their masses of atrocities on their own citizens or other victims, would you still think it unpalatable and barbaric to have those fascists executed by the state?
Picture Climate Barbie and Jihadi-Justin-Groper’s face, now realize, this is the face of totalitarian global fascism today!
All sane people today know that totalitarian global fascism always comes from the left.
I say we need to smash in the face of totalitarian global fascism…permanently!
Or, we can kiss our collective, Canadian arses goodbye…
commented 2018-10-20 09:49:52 -0400
My food bill has risen $25.00 a week for the two of us. I cant imagine what it will be at $50 a ton in 4 years. On retirement this is will devastating.
commented 2018-10-20 09:48:05 -0400
High taxes don’t change people’s habits, they get people to relocate.
commented 2018-10-20 09:48:04 -0400
High taxes don’t change people’s habits, they get people to relocate.
commented 2018-10-20 09:46:47 -0400
I’ve been flying out if Detroit and Flint Michigan for years now although I got a fantastic deal with Westjet to Hawaii last year.
Deals will be few and far between as the government other people elected continues to persecute us.
commented 2018-10-20 02:46:51 -0400
Hey, no problem!… I have it on good authority that Climate Barbie will bike you to your small town destination if you just jump on the back of her spiffy bike!… Honest!!
commented 2018-10-20 00:34:13 -0400
Canada being one of the least polluting countries in the world should be receiving money from the UN not paying for their corrupt policies of distribution of money from Canada to third world countries . What a SCAM and what’s even funnier is people actually believe these snake oil salesmen !
commented 2018-10-20 00:29:13 -0400
Robert G….what a great album and even a better title. That and ‘The smoker you drink, the player you get’ – Joe Walsh, was a classic title.
commented 2018-10-20 00:26:36 -0400
Gheri C….. EXACTLY and I agree, but she did not say stones, it was stoowns or stewns or what ever valley girl, space cadet annunciation of words she uses. I can not stand listening to her finger nail on the chalk voice.
commented 2018-10-20 00:01:39 -0400
commented 2018-10-20 00:01:21 -0400
More like keep on rollin….
commented 2018-10-19 23:51:35 -0400
Thanks Faith and Lauren….Keep on truckin..
commented 2018-10-19 23:47:13 -0400
How long before people realize that Pierre Trudeau was a communist and his son is as well. PET led the communist party before hijacking the liberal party. Reagan was right,”If communism comes here it will be in the name of liberalism “. I just bet they wish they’d thought of global warming in 1903 so they could establish the communist manifesto
commented 2018-10-19 23:39:05 -0400
What a joke this person is, Climate Barbie suits her to a “T”. And her clever “running out of stones” line must have been rehearseed, and probably written by one of her minions. What a joke!
commented 2018-10-19 23:15:34 -0400
Racism is racism….
commented 2018-10-19 23:11:32 -0400
commented 2018-10-19 23:11:19 -0400
Something from the past…..