The Liberals are imposing an import tariff on drywall destined for Western Canada.
A Canadian drywall company called CertainTeed Gypsum Canada launched a complaint with the Canadian Border Services Agency regarding cheaper American drywall being what the company called “dumped “ into Western Canada and hurting their market share.
To stop this dumping, the Liberals are imposing a tax on American drywall anywhere west of the Manitoba-Ontario border.
And Liberals being Liberals, they just did it without thinking. They especially didn't think about what protecting this one company from American competition would mean for Alberta and the rebuild in Fort McMurray.
Fort Mac, already hit by the drop in oil prices, terrible NDP policies, the massive wildfire and then flooding are having what amounts to an exorbitant liberal tax placed on every piece of drywall headed into their community. Drywall prices in the West will increase by 276%.
It’s despicable. It’s anti-Western.
Even worse, this whole tariff goes right into the government coffers with the Liberal’s making money on the devastation and tragedy Fort McMurray families have lived through this last year. It’s sickening. It’s disaster profiteering of the worst sort, like stores who jack up the price of bottled water and candles when a hurricane hits.
Don’t kid yourself, there is a subset of the Liberal party who think those uppity westerners need to be put back in their place after a decade of being in charge. This is just the sort of humility they think westerners deserve, having to beg to be able to rebuild their lives.
If the Liberals want to protect Canadian companies, and stop other countries from dumping their products into Canada, they can start by putting a tariff on every barrel of Venezuelan oil coming into Canada.
Hundreds of Fort McMurrayites are still out of their homes and yet those out of touch Liberals decided now was the time to add a tariff that will increase the cost of this one very necessary construction supply by 276%. And they’re going to profit from it.
This all begs the question: Do these eastern-centric Alberta hating Liberals even want Fort Mac to rebuild?