If Carbon Taxes Were So Awesome, You’d Think Supporters Would Be For Transparency

Here’s a fun one from the land of maple syrup and Tim Horton’s, from the Toronto Sun editorial board, not exactly paragons of ‘climate change’ skepticism

EDITORIAL: The carbon tax cover up continues

It’s not rocket science. At least it shouldn’t be. Although the way the Liberals are acting you’d think it’s a superhuman feat to disclose how much carbon taxes are going to ding the average Canadian family.

On Thursday evening, the Conservatives used the legislative tools at their disposal to keep MPs around late into the night to vote on a motion that would see the Liberals release a needlessly secret report that gives up the carbon tax goods.

Back in 2015 bureaucrats at the federal finance department calculated how much a federal carbon tax levy was going to cost.

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre recently filed an access to information request to receive the document. But when he got it, the pertinent information was blacked out. The data was redacted.

Poilievre is now challenging this, with the Office of the Information Commissioner investigating whether the Liberals in fact broke access to information laws by failing to disclose the data.

You’d think if they’re such proponents of the carbon tax, then they’d be all gung ho to talk about it and all of its details. The truth though is that carbon tax fans never want to discuss the costs. Because they know how high they are and they know this will turn the people off of them.

This is scandalous. The people have a right to know.

But, the Warmists do not want you to know the results of their carbon taxes/fees. They do not want you to know where the money is going. They do not want you to know about the artificial rise in the cost of living. They do not want you to know about how this hurts the economy. They really, really like their slush funds and empowered government control.

There are a number of estimates out there from private and academic sources. The lowest of them suggests families will pay around $600 per year on average. It could be more.

They do not want Canadians to know.

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12 Responses to “If Carbon Taxes Were So Awesome, You’d Think Supporters Would Be For Transparency”

  1. Jeffery says:

    the Toronto Sun editorial board, not exactly paragons of ‘climate change’ skepticism

    Do you know that or are you assuming that all newspapers support slowing global warming?

    The Sun was first published in November 1971, shortly after the demise of the Toronto Telegram, a conservative broadsheet. Many of the Telegram’s writers and employees moved to the new paper.

    Editorially, the paper frequently follows the positions of traditional Canadian/British conservatism and neo-conservatism in the United States on economic issues. Editorials typically promote individualism, self-reliance, the police, and a strong military and support for troops. Editorials typically condemn high taxes.

    US tariff increases and a global trade war will likely hurt their economy more than a carbon tax.

    • mr. deplorable says:

      So that makes the carbon tax good? How about just a yes or no, that you agree with it or not.

    • McGehee says:

      So, you’re saying climate change is a partisan issue?

      • Jeffery says:

        Yes, the response to climate change is a highly partisan issue. Lib/Dem/progressives favor action, Con/Repub/rightists do not.

        The science on global warming is not partisan, only the potential for political action.

    • formwiz says:

      Oh yes, because a paper’s political stance in 1871 is no different than its stance today.

      Yes, the booming economy is being throttled by tariffs. /sarc

      • Jeffery says:

        1971 not 1871. Their political stance is still conservative. And the conservative position (since 2008) opposes action on global warming.

      • Jeffery says:

        Trump is picking winners and losers with his ill-advised tariffs, although he is not knowledgeable enough to know. Prices on US made products are going up and either people pay that (akin to a political tax) or they don’t, and the companies suffer (much like Mid-Continental Nail in Missouri).


        • drowningpuppies says:

          So little guy is in favor of the unfair trade practices of the past.
          Good to know.
          Maybe little guy doesn’t recall the picking of winners and losers by the Loose Shoes reign of corruption.


        • david7134 says:

          Jeff, you are so much smarter than the rest of us, so why don’t you spell out how to work with countries that attach tariffs on our goods and countries that assist their countries with monetary payments. Trump got his degree at a much better institution than you and he does billions of dollars in business with foreign governments. So why don’t you tell us how you know so much more. Bedides, his policy is working.

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  3. Phil Taylor says:

    In Ontario, they finally elected a government that promised to repeal the Ontario provincial government carbon tax.
    Whether they do or not, remains to be seen.
    469 million dollars per year were funneled to con men in California who run the cap and trade system there.
    >They do not want you to know where the money is going.
    >They really really like their slush funds and empowered government control.
    No truer words were ever said.

    A year and a half ago there was an article posted on this website, that predicted that a year and a half from then, the Arctic would be ice-free. Jeffery, who replies to these articles here, supported this article’s credibility, while others like myself cast doubt. Now it is a year and a half later, and the Arctic Ice is even greater than it was then, and I see Jeffrey still supports a carbon tax.
    He still does not know the average global temperature, the 20th-century average temperature or the names of three Climatologists that support global warming theory.

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