The Liberal government wants us to believe they've figured out - right down to the exact dollar- how much their carbon tax is going to cost us. If that’s the case why can't they tell Canadians how much it's going to add to our grocery bills?
"With regard to the effect of the federal carbon tax on the price of groceries: (a) does the government have any projections on how much the carbon tax will raise the price of groceries and, if so, what are the projections; and (b) what is the projected increase in the cost of groceries each year for an average family in each of the next five years?”
But instead of getting answers for Canadians, Falk got a passive aggressive lecture about making better grocery choices.
“A higher price on more polluting products will send a strong and important signal and create an incentive to spend less on these products and more on relatively cheaper goods and services that pollute less. Resulting changes in household consumption will reduce the cost impacts described above”
This week the Ottawa citizen regurgitated a story I did years ago about how the Trudeaus' spending habits differ greatly from the Harper family. The Harpers spent a little more than $1,000 a month at Farm Boy on groceries but once the Trudeaus were pushing the grocery cart — or paying somebody else to push it for them — the spending was over double that amount per month at Market Organics.
Last month, I broke the news that Trudeau ran up $384,000 in food and liquor on just 5 flights on his government jet.
Justin Trudeau and his shrieky Environment Minister Catherine McKenna just gave 12 million dollars to the billionaire Weston family that runs your local grocery store to help them buy new fridges.
But normal Canadians, those of us who don’t have the taxpayer footing our grocery bills at the boutique organic store and who aren’t schlepping a private chef all the way to India to cook Indian food?
We are supposed to buy reduced-to-clear wilted lettuce for our bologna sandwiches on 3 day old bread.