The Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association had called for a delay to the planned carbon pricing increase. Canadians didn’t need “higher taxes driving up the costs they still face” during this “unprecedented global crisis,” the federation argued in a statement Monday.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call upon the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture by recognizing the carbon storage that we create annually. “It is imperative that we keep our grain farmers competitive globally, especially at a time such as this,” closed Gunter Jochum, President.
CALGARY, AB: In the midst of a global pandemic, the Federal Government is using April Fool’s Day to increase the carbon tax from $20/tonne to $30/tonne. At a time when hundreds of thousands of people are being laid off and many businesses are at least temporarily closing, the tax on just about everything is increasing. […]