A new report from the Calgary Herald reveals that the NDP are exempting farms and Aboriginal bands and individuals from their new carbon tax.
The report also revealed that 109 large carbon emitters who already pay the Alberta carbon levy will be exempt from the carbon tax. These are the oilsands companies who stood on a podium with Rachel Notley on the day the carbon tax was announced. They were there to advocate a tax for us they knew they’d never have to pay.
If the main goal of the carbon tax is saving the planet from the deadly effects of C02, then why are the NDP exempting anyone? This just makes it clear that the carbon tax is about a wealth transfer and not about mother nature.
There is another huge problem created by the exemptions the NDP are granting. Exempting band owned companies from a carbon tax means they start off with an advantage their competitors don’t have. Band owned companies will never have to factor the cost of the carbon tax into the goods they produce or the services they provide, placing them at a competitive advantage.
Just when I thought the NDP’s carbon tax couldn’t get more ridiculous, they’ve gone and made it race based. How about we scrap the whole tax instead of dividing the business community based on ethnicity?
Go to StopTheCarbonTax.com and sign our petition. We are all in this together.