Surprise: Warmists Admit Carbon Taxes Are Jobs Killers

This won’t get any airplay here in the U.S., nor most other countries, because it’s inconvenient

The Blazing Cat Fur post leads to this piece in the Toronto Sun (for those not familiar, that’s Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to the left, Climahysteric Minister Cathering Mckenna (liberals were very upset that someone set up a parody account, and got it yanked. There is a new one. She’s also called Climate Barbie)

The Liberals have now admitted the carbon tax is a job-killer

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna admitted an inconvenient truth last week: the Liberal carbon tax would drive jobs out of Canada. The admission came in the form of a partial flip-flop on the issue.

The government quietly posted a document online indicating that 80%-90% of greenhouse gas emissions of large industrial corporations would be exempt from the tax. The reason? The government wants to avoid high costs that push industrial production out of Canada to places without carbon taxes.

But wait; McKenna has told us all along that the carbon tax would actually help our economy. Now she accepts it could simply move business, jobs and emissions out of Canada to more polluting countries where the emissions would ironically be higher. (snip)

So, if the Liberals really cared about the earth, they wouldn’t impose a damaging carbon tax on the world’s cleanest industries. Instead, they would admit the world needs more Canada, and keep industry and jobs here.

It is not clear if the Liberals have accepted this common-sense argument or if McKenna climbed down to avoid having the carbon tax lead to mass layoffs in the middle of the coming election year.

Whatever the reason, it’s problematic that the Liberals are not making similar exemptions for consumers who will pay the tax on 100% of their heat, gas and other fuels. If the Liberals cared as much about hard-working Canadians as they do about large industrial players, Minister McKenna would have offered them a break too. After all, we have to heat our homes. But, unlike industry, we don’t have the option of moving if we can’t afford Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax. So, industrial corporations get a break, but working families pay more. And the government won’t even come clean about how much more.

They don’t care about the average citizen, who would pay $1,000 a year (Canadian money) or more, because those people are stuck. Meanwhile, the same people who push this run around in fossil fueled vehicles and take fossil fueled flights all over, including to climate change conferences which complain about Other People using fossil fuels.

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