April 24, 2019

Get ready for Justin Trudeau’s new tax — on plastic

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

You really can’t function in the modern world without plastic.

It’s durable, impermeable, non-toxic; it can be made in almost any shape.

It lets us do new things, and do old things better — in many cases, plastic pipes are better than metal or concrete ones.

I know I’m saying the obvious.

Yet I remember a few years ago, watching Preston Manning, at the Manning Centre, make his case for green conservatism. It was painful to watch. Manning had utterly changed from the principled western conservative who so strongly opposed the Kyoto Protocol in the 1990s. In this speech, it was clear that not only had he joined the global warming cult, but he was also condemning plastics. I couldn’t believe it.

The anti-plastic crusade is a real thing.

Look at this kooky crap I just saw on the CBC website today — on a propaganda page called CBC parents:

Our Easter Isn’t About Religion — It’s About Family And Living Plastic-Free

(Hey, do you think the CBC will do that same story for Ramadan or another Muslim holiday, too?)

And look at this headline in Blacklock’s Reporter, which is one of the few independent media left in this country, that refuse to take the government bail-out:

Fed Report Eyes Plastic Tax

Parliament should consider a plastic tax, says an Environment Canada report. Researchers cautioned the tax would cost consumers since plastics are “present in almost every modern product”.

Environment Canada paid external “experts” to write it, but this project was overseen, funded and coordinated by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

In other words, this report is product of Catherine McKenna’s fevered mind.

TONIGHT I'll show you what's in this internal Liberal Government report.

Sure, taxing plastics sounds as insane as taxing air — or the building block of life on earth, carbon.

Oh wait...

So even though you'll probably agree with me that this report is bizarre, and I doubt the Liberals would make it part of their platform in the upcoming election — but as part of their 2023 campaign?

Don't put it past them...

NEXT: He normally reports from Alberta, but tonight Keean Bexte joins me in our Toronto studio to talk about the Prince Edward Island election. Does the Conservatives' minority government victory reveal a cross-Canada trend against voting Liberal?

FINALLY: Your messages to me!



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commented 2019-04-29 18:36:34 -0400
A new carbon tax….on plastic ?

Fock . Gas prices here before the “carbon tax” was $1.02 here in Sudbury, and now gas costs $1.40 per liter.

How about Trudeau explain his lie….I thought it should increase by abour $0.05….but what do I know ?
commented 2019-04-27 03:37:51 -0400
TINA SLEIGH… But that’s the point isn’t it!?!… Some countries have the political will – or rather MORALITY – to control the pollution emanating from their lands and some evidently don’t!… Flushing all your country’s plastic SHIT into the oceans speaks volumes about the state of the true morality of a nation.. And all the bobbing and weaving and incantations and rituals at temples and shrines DON’T make up for the basic crime against NATURE that you allow to occur each hour and day… That is the real crime against nature going on right now… “Climate Change” is just wealth-stransfer bullshit…
commented 2019-04-27 00:28:58 -0400
commented 2019-04-26 18:20:26 -0400
PEI’s recent election might signify more than an electorate tossing a government that had worn out its welcome after three terms. Anti-Trudeau sentiment is reportedly strong on the Island and it is noteworthy that Justin wasn’t campaigning there, given his propensity to jet set here, there, and everywhere else. Did Island Grits deem him a liability?

Also, the federal election is a mere six months away and, given the PM’s supposed unpopularity in this Maritime province, a transfer of provincial voting patterns to the federal level is a distinct possibility. Look for Conservatives to do well where Progressive Conservatives won provincially. Ditto for federal Greens, who may do well in the same areas as their provincial counterparts.

Days of three to one wins or four seat Liberal sweeps may be at an end, at least temporarily. Cardigan and Malpeque are very much in play for Andrew Scheer’s Tories, and look for a strong Green showing in Charlottetown and perhaps Egmont.

Four seats in the overall federal context may not seem like much. But if Trudeau can lose in Prince Edward Island, he can lose anywhere.

Kris Larsen
Halifax, NS
commented 2019-04-26 06:42:54 -0400
Of course plastic is essential but I feel uncomfortable, justified or not, to microwave food in any plastic container. Where ever possible I use glass containers for food. But a little off topic, as someone who has traveled extensively in South Korea, a small country of 50 million people with a ton of trash issues, the rivers which flow through million plus people cities are crystal clear clean. No plastic, trash, bottles, cans or dumped trash…..teeming with wildlife and fish in city centers. Most cities have made bicycle paths along the rivers. Even with real estate at a prime in city centers there is a river surrounded by swampy land / grasses and a bike path on either side. Biking is a sport / hobby / leisure activity here not a means of transport. Having biked around the country on these paths I was so impressed the government was able to co-ordinate this on a national level. The only downside is absolutely no swimming allowed. The only time I wouldn’t suggest biking is in the spring when the “yellow dust” from China hits at which time Koreans lock themselves indoors as much as possible. The stuff is horrid.
commented 2019-04-26 03:43:07 -0400
The daily dumping of plastics into our oceans from the likes of China, or India, or Bangladesh, or Indonesia, or the Philippines, is the “real crime” against Mother Nature… So don’t go dragging Canada or the Unites States into the mix… Both could easily accommodate all the plastics on their soil by digging big pits in the “badlands” IF, IF they chose not to incinerate it!… It’s the bobbing and weaving bastard countries that permit the hourly/daily/yearly flow of plastic crap into the oceans that are to blame, and no amount of UN sponsored “enviro-spin” will make me feel guilty…
commented 2019-04-25 20:02:20 -0400
I hope you’re right about Trudeau, Ezra. People are fed up with mafia-style politics. Canadians are tired of those slimy termites destroying our national house.
commented 2019-04-25 20:00:57 -0400
Without plastic, we’d be back in the nineteenth century. Imagine how freaked out the millenials would be without their phones, cars, and plastic solar panels. Electronic devices would short out without plastic. That doubtless never occurred to the brain-dead college graduates of today. By the way, oil helped stop the killing of whales for their oil.
commented 2019-04-25 15:35:45 -0400
So we are threatened with the return of our trash, trash which the Phillipines asked to be dumped there for “reprocessing”.

What about Australia, that continent that once China stopped taking its trash Phillipines companies begged for the chance to take its plastics promising to process and recycle. But it just took the garbage, made money, and did nothing with it. Now, since the Australian ABC did an hour report on the situation, the Philippine government has stamped its foot and is threatening Canada. Yawn.

What is our Brain Trust Trudeau going to do about this threat? Probably cry, apologise, and offer to pay twice the amount we paid them to take our trash. Oh, and take back the trash. Makes sense for the Fool on Parliament Hill.
commented 2019-04-25 14:58:34 -0400
Maybe for the next 6 months , we shouldn’t say anything against Trudeau taxing plastics, pesticides etc., as even the Liberal voters will catch on and go against him in the election. Remember Stephen Dion’s Green Deal resulted in around 36 seats for the Liberals. They have 180 now.
commented 2019-04-25 14:12:08 -0400
Andrew Stephenson finally posts something useful.
Why Endocrine (hormone) disrupters are not being linked to all the gender confusion these days is a wonder. Between that and pushing it as the new cool thing, the next generation looks weak, bleak and unsustainable.
Gay frogs are a real thing folks, and hormone disrupters are more than suspect. Its not just from plastics though. Herbicides, pesticides and other things are responsible also. Taxing is not the answer to a polluted world.
commented 2019-04-25 14:00:16 -0400
Tax on plastic is another Butts mainline from the taxpayer’s pockets to theirs. Another money stream for the government secured on lies and bullsht. That so and so, is sitting in a dark room somewhere rubbing his hands together and chuckling. He is not done until Justin is, and even then he will probably pop up somewhere else to do more damage. He is mad and he is driven,

Plastics do pose a problem. Taxation is not the answer. I don’t know what the answer is, but completely bringing this country is halt is not it. I hate Justin’s liberals. They stink. They hate us. I wonder what hit they have in store for us next?
commented 2019-04-25 13:41:32 -0400
“Glenn Craig commented 17 hours ago
You don’t even need a full blown oil industry in order to produce poly vinyl chloride (PVC)…all you need is methane and sea water …two of the most abundant resources on the planet….. "

PVC is problematic, if only because it’s one of the worst culprits for pthalaite-based plasticizers, which are the endocrine disrupters that a lot of people are worried about.

Polylactic acid and other biodegradable plastics are a better choice. You can use conventional natural gas based feedstocks, or biomass, with equal ease.
commented 2019-04-25 12:44:14 -0400
The one who has never worked for a living is trying to tax/exploit the poor people.
commented 2019-04-25 11:24:03 -0400
HYACINTH——So all with all these new taxes that the Liberals keep dreaming up I have but one question – what will the new taxes be wasted on? So far billions have been wasted and the vast majority of these monies have not benefited Canadians.
Here is where a third of a million of our taxes went. I wonder what Trudeau’s TOTAL Food and Booze bill would be for the last 3.5 years?

April 23, 2019
REVEALED: Trudeau rang up $384K in food, liquor on only FIVE flights
Sheila Gunn Reid Rebel Host | The Gunn Show
commented 2019-04-25 11:20:58 -0400
“…plastic is non-toxic…”
Hey Ezra, have you not seen ALL the info on the internet regarding the toxins that food-storage/packaging plastics leech. Especially ALL the info on estrogenic chemicals – you know the ones that are turning Western X-Y males into panty-waist girly men and beta-male milk-toast pussies!
I use glass (re-used jars) and ceramic as much as I can for food storage, but I still use an awful lot of plastic. In fact, life would be very primitive without it.
I however, am not going to throw all my plastic into the landfill site BEFORE a safe and viable alternative is available! That would be stupid…or Marxist.

In regard to the lefty-bureaucratese-induced brain damage you say you suffered Ezra, might I recommend several shots of Irish whiskey as an effective restorative…it’s palliative effect has something to do with the Irish being impervious to psychoanalysis…according to Freud, or was it Jung.
commented 2019-04-25 10:39:14 -0400
Andy Neimers 6 hr ago….. If 12 or 14 Asian/Indian rivers are dumping them ( Plastics) into our oceans by the hour, should we ALL be held to be equally “guilty” and pay the price for remediation?
Good point Andy, it is the same with air pollution, Asia fills the atmosphere with toxins and we get charged the carbon tax, especially in BC. What do we pay now with these two misfits Horgan-Weaver in charge? 10% ?. Now with most of Canada electing smarter Governments than us in BC, our punishment will be that we are the only Province paying it.
I can hardly wait for Kenney to slow down the Oil supply to BC, which experts say will shoot gas up to $4, to $5 a liter for the NDP-Green supporters on the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. I’m willing to take a hit to make those morons suffer.
commented 2019-04-25 10:28:10 -0400
“Parliament should consider a plastic tax, says an Environment Canada report.”

So all with all these new taxes that the Liberals keep dreaming up I have but one question – what will the new taxes be wasted on? So far billions have been wasted and the vast majority of these monies have not benefited Canadians.
commented 2019-04-25 07:56:32 -0400
We could use all the plastic we have easily in road asphalt. I saw a documentary on a test section of highway. The mix actually performed better than standard asphalt.
But this would not create tax income for the government.

Use the trans Canada highway to run pipe lines, power lines. Most easily accessed by equipment and we as Canadians already own the right of way.
Feeder lines would be run on minor highways at two meters below the ditch.

Putting lines below the ditch like we do in Alberta was rejected by Nova Scotia twenty five years ago. This would have killed the foreign fuel oil business owned by the elites.
It would seem using their own offshore cleaner burning natural gas is also not allowed.
Billions of dollars, jobs and taxes sent to off shore avoiding all Canadian taxes.
commented 2019-04-25 04:49:16 -0400
Our Dear Leader, the world’s greatest feminist, environmentalist and diplomat, promised Duterte that he would clean up the 103 containers of Canadian trash in the Philippines. As per usual the Dauphin lied, leaving Duterte with one option…..
Yes kids, Canada is back.
commented 2019-04-25 04:01:48 -0400
“Plastics” have been both a blessing and a curse since DuPont invented them in the 1940s… The unmitigated dumping of them into our oceans is a “curse on humanity and nature”… But not all nations are equally responsible… AND THAT IS THE KEY POINT!… If 12 or 14 Asian/Indian rivers are dumping them into our oceans by the hour, should we ALL be held to be equally “guilty” and pay the price for remediation? Accountability has to happen and EVERY nation should be held accountable for cleaning up it’s own “plastic poo”… So don’t pass the blame around to “everybody”!! I can assure your that dozens of rivers in Northern Europe, for instance, don’t have one plastic bottle flowing out to sea each day… Ironically, this is a “global poo issue” that the "highly respected and “all knowing” UN should logically be confronting, but is it???
commented 2019-04-25 01:05:20 -0400
Prince Edward Island Conservative victory will only last until Greens call Non-Confidence, then Green -Liberal coalition will take over, probably within a month.
I don’t want to throw water on anyone’s celebration, but I am only going by the constitutional laws. I hope I’m wrong, but the proof is here, if the Libs and Greens want it.

The Governor General is going to ask the Tory Leader if he has 14 seats which is what it takes to run this PEI Government. Mr. King is going to say no I don’t have 14 seats, however I have the most seats of any Party so it is my Gov’t., and I am Premier. The Governor General has the option to let this happen, but it is only temporary until the 9 or 10 Greens and 5 Liberals vote Non-Confidence on any issue. Then the coalition will tell the GG that they have the appropriate 14 or 15 seats to take over and run the Government.
How do I know this will happen? It just happened in BC and to Liberal Premier Brian Gallant in the New Brunswick Election in Sept. 2018. Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs received the support of the Progressive Alliance, a small party that got only 3 seats; that is all Higgs needed to take over the Premiership from Gallant. Higgs simply called Non-Confidence on a minor issue . Here is more on this subject, but is long winded.
commented 2019-04-25 00:38:04 -0400
Perfect for the Marxist crap hole of a country. Tax the idiots to death.
commented 2019-04-24 23:22:19 -0400
There isn’t problem with plastic. Its a waste management problem. How about plastic reefs for sea life? How about plastic “gravel” fill for under buildings or building islands we can use for airports or whatever. I propose a giant Canadian plastic grinding plant. We could charge the world to send us their plastic, grind it up and sell it back to them as land fill. But nope. Just tax the people and pay other countries to just dump it in the sea. Technology paid for by projects funded by capital investment will solve our problems. Taxes on shoppers won’t.
commented 2019-04-24 23:20:35 -0400
How about a Constitutional Amendment to have an equal number of Senators “Elected” to set Term Limits 4 each Province.? (elected by the Provincial Legislators & not’ popular vote’).
commented 2019-04-24 23:20:35 -0400
How about a Constitutional Amendment to have an equal number of Senators “Elected” to set Term Limits 4 each Province.? (elected by the Provincial Legislators & not’ popular vote’).
commented 2019-04-24 22:40:38 -0400
Glenn Craig – not far fetched at all and more then a few I bet.
commented 2019-04-24 22:18:47 -0400
Signed Ron Joseph.. Thanks.

Rebelation.. about the Borg.. lol.. yes indeed.
commented 2019-04-24 22:10:06 -0400
MIKE LAVIGNE commented 1 hour ago
Green Sympathy vote?? PEI has a 27 seat legislature. Liberals went from a majority of 18 seats to a low of 5. One week before the PEI general election Josh Underhay, Green party candidate in District 9 (Charlottetown–Hillsborough Park) , and his son drowned canoeing. The Greens suspended campaigning and District 9 was exempt from the provincial election. It will run as a byelection in 30 days. The Greens had 1 seat prior to the general election but resurfaced with 9 seats. Had the Greens not suffered this horrific loss and the election run its normal course it is conceivable the Conservatives would have run the table. https://globalnews.ca/news/5190062/pei-election-delay-josh-underhay-death/


I live in PEI and I came here wanting to distance myself from politics……I should have known better…..

Mike this may seem to you far fetched….but never doubt that there were a few such votes sent as a sort of sympathy card….politics to these people is sort of like picking up somebody else’s snotty kleenex…lust for power would revolt them.

The people of PEI are the salt of the earth….and that is why I live here….this is the shire.
commented 2019-04-24 22:06:40 -0400
The biggest lie is that electric cars are efficient. The investment is a higher carbon footprint than a vw diesel and there’s no way to dispose or recycle. You guys have been sold oceanfront property in Arizona