Carbon tax to cost Canadian farmers $235 MILLION in five years


The Parliamentary Budget Office announced on Thursday that the carbon tax will cost Canadian farmers $235 million over the next five years, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, in a report released last February, calculated that the average farm would be paying $13,979 per year in carbon taxes, based on survey data. In response to the toll the carbon tax will take on farmers, Conservative MP Philip Lawrence sponsored Bill C-206, An Act To Amend The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The bill seeks to exempt farms from paying the carbon tax for their use of propane and natural gas. Parliament previously passed the Pricing Act in 2018 which exempted farmers from paying specific taxes on specifically designated farm fuels.

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