GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s carbon taxes going up, up, up

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Discussion posted by: TheRage

Trudeau’s carbon tax increased the costs of gasoline and home heating fuel directly, and indirectly any consumer goods or services that require the use of fossil fuel energy, meaning almost everything. Trudeau argued his carbon tax increase would leave 80% of households impacted by it better off financially because of its rebate system. Canadians have no way of independently determining that because it depends on the size of their “carbon footprint” and thus have to take the government’s word for it. The irony is Canada’s emissions are falling now, although we don’t yet know by how much. That’s because the only thing that has ever dramatically decreased Canada’s emissions isn’t carbon pricing schemes, but recessions, until the economy recovers and they rise again.