Toronto Pizzeria Charging 2% Carbon Fee

Someone has to pay it, right? Because that’s what the Canadian government wants (via Green Jihad)

WARMINGTON: New carbon fee on restaurant bill may be ‘legal’ but it’s tough to swallow

These friends didn’t realize that not only were they enjoying a great meal in the city’s west end, they were also helping grow back a forest destroyed by fire.

Everything served went down well, except for one charge on the bill that no one had seen before. The Lasagna Bolognese at $24 was as first class as the Scaloppine di Vitello at $34. The service at the Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza on Old Mill Dr. was outstanding – hence the $34.96 tip.

Joe Cristiano said the experience with two pals last month was terrific and the bill for $209.76, including tax and tip, was reasonable since also they had wine and dessert. No complaints.

But at the bottom of the bill they noticed a 2% “Carbon Fee” for $3.04. No one had ordered it – and it certainly didn’t taste as good as everything else listed.

They say they’re OK with it now, but, what happens when everyone charges it, rather than businesses soaking up the costs or indirectly passing them on? Showing the carbon tax is a better way so they do not have to directly raise prices.

However, in fairness, at the bottom of the bill it states: “What we eat fuels climate change. Adding 2% to every restaurant bill to invest in carbon capture will help offset our carbon footprint. Please visit to learn more.”

On their website, the restaurant group – which brings in flavours from “south of Rome” – explains “what we eat fuels climate change. Goodfellas uses certified D.O.P products from Italy to remain true to the brand, and it’s not always possible to buy local. Adding 2% to every restaurant bill to invest in carbon capture will help offset our carbon footprint.”

Well, that’s cute and all, climavirtue signalling, but, are they really just being pragmatic and highlighting what consumers have to pay? $3.04 doesn’t seem like much, but, what happens when it’s here and there and this product and that drink and the new TV or guitar and so forth? It all adds up.

While perfectly legal, these hidden in plain sight fees are draining people’s already empty pockets and could result in people not being able to go out at all.

People are being crushed by fees and taxes – like the ludicrous, George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four-style new bylaw that sees coffee shops fined up to $100,000 if they don’t let people use their own mugs. They also are demanding restaurants ask customers if they really need that napkin or cutlery.

You voted for this, Canada. Enjoy!

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6 Responses to “Toronto Pizzeria Charging 2% Carbon Fee”

  1. H says:

    3 people pay 70$ each for fine dining, and then they bitch about paying an extra 1.00$ a piece for a carbon fee?

    • david7134 says:

      Why should they pay a carbon fee? You have never answered that question. And $70 is very cheap for fine dinning.

  2. Jl says:

    Carbon boy misses the point, again. The carbon fee won’t do a thing for “climate change”. Johnny, please try and keep up..

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Jill misses the point, again. Someone will pay for the any and all global warming remediation. Note the the Earth is warming rapidly. We suggest you leave Canada, Jill, and move to the US. Jilly, please try and keep up.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Rimjob cannot help himself.

        Try to keep up.

      • Jl says:

        Sorry, the earth isn’t warming any more rapidly than it did earlier in the Holocene. And “warming rapidly” is irrelevant-it would be the alleged effects of the rapid warming. Hence, most alarmists stop at “it’s warming rapidly!” But most important, our J fails to refute the claim that “carbon fees” won’t do a thing for climate change.

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