Albertans know the NDP’s carbon tax coming January 1, 2017 will cost us hundreds more annually on personal items like bills and fuel but businesses will also have to raise their prices to deal with increased transport and other hidden costs which they’ll pass on to consumers.
This tax will also undoubtedly effect investments.
I had a chance to catch up with Paige MacPherson from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to chat about the tax and how it would affect businesses, consumers and future investments.
The NDP are killing business and investments with corporate tax hikes, property tax hikes, additional costs to businesses in the form of the minimum wage and other taxes that will make life a lot more expensive for citizens.
This will result in what MacPherson calls a dangerous cocktail for business.
The carbon tax adds uncertainty to the mix and will drive business away to more friendly environments, all on the backs of Albertans and future generations.