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Political Science wins out as Trudeau sees support plummet in Atlantic Canada

Published in the Toronto Sun, 2 November 2023

Science Fiction

Well, Justin Trudeau has officially confirmed what many of us have known for years: the decision to impose carbon taxes on Canadians is based on political science, not the scientific kind of science. By announcing that the carbon tax on home-heating oil will be lifted in the Maritime provinces, where their polling has told them they are in danger of losing many of the 24 seats that they currently hold, just proves “following the science” on the “Climate Emergency,” (which is settled, but the way, just so that you know that), only matters if it doesn’t cost your government seats.

Further, the admission by Rural Development Minister Gudie Hutchings on CTV’s Question Period over the weekend that perhaps western provinces like Alberta, where the Liberals don’t hold many seats “…need to elect more Liberals on the Prairies so that we can have that conversation,” further shows that Trudeau’s Liberals really don’t care about all Canadians, just the ones who will vote for them. Did she just say the quiet part out loud, or are the Liberals really that arrogant?

Yeah, they probably are that arrogant, seeing as they still believe that Canadians still believe them when they say that most get back more in rebate than they pay in carbon taxes.

It’s pretty disingenuous to point out that the removal on home-heating oil applies across the country, when the majority of Canadians in other parts of the country primarily utilize other home-heating fuels, such as natural gas and propane.

Seeing as the removal of the carbon tax is only for three years, conveniently after the next election, it will be interesting to see if Atlantic Canadians will be supportive of re-imposing the carbon taxes after the three-year period, or if they be casting their ballots for Pierre Poilievre and the Conservatives, who have promised to scrap all carbon taxes.

I find it interesting that many Canadians appear to have been fully in support of carbon taxes, until they have to actually pay them. This sudden realization is similar to university students supporting Socialism, until they get out into the real world and see how much of their paycheque gets eaten up by taxes.

While carbon taxes certainly aren’t the only cause of the record inflation we are experiencing, it certainly isn’t helping to have a tax that increases the cost of everything.

Sources: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-carbon-tax-atlantic-canada-analysis-wherry-1.7011022, Carbon Tax Responsible for 16% of Inflation: Bank of Canada Governor | The Epoch Times.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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