Some of our pollsters tell us that the conservative leader is making in-roads with voters with his “Axe the Tax” campaign. His very first error in this is that the carbon charge is not a tax. That man thinks he can convince people to vote for him because they believe his lies. That so-called carbon charge puts money in your pocket and mine. If you are a tax-payer, you get a share of that money. The government does not keep it.
I am not particularly fond of Justin Trudeau as leader of the liberals either, but he is making sure that we get that carbon charge money to help us fight inflation. And to blame Justin Trudeau for inflation is another ridiculous lie. The outrageous salaries of the high-paid company chief executives in Canada contribute far more to inflation than any carbon payment.
The poster-boy for chief executives in Canada is Galen Weston of the Weston (Loblaws) empire. The last reports available tell us he was paid over $11 million dollars in 2022. You have to sell a hell of a lot of bread to make that much. And maybe he finds it helps if he charges a lot for the bread. And it also means thousands of trucks to deliver it. His company also pays the carbon charge.
It is the transportation industry that pays the most to the carbon penalty. Planes, trains, automobiles and trucks are the biggest contributors to carbon in our atmosphere. That is why the government has put so much emphasis on the eventual changeover to alternative sources of energy in transportation.
What Mr. Poilievre does not understand is that Canada would be considered a pariah among nations if it did not do its part. Canada is a trading nation. Much of our country’s income and wealth is attributable to the fact that we are a trading nation. Canada is recognized around the world for its grain and other farming products. It has built considerable expertise in mining and mine management. Our engineers are designing massive projects in many parts of the world. Canadian products are welcome around the world.
And yet, Mr. Poilievre doesn’t care. He has no plan for reducing carbon in our atmosphere. He has no plans for wildfires, floods, drought, tornadoes and wild swings in temperatures as the world succumbs to climate change. He is a sad little man who wants to be prime minister of Canada. And nobody knows why!
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