Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CBC News 24 hrs · Evaluating and comparing the impact of different carbon taxes is complicated for several reasons.--------Buck Anthony There is ZERO reason for more taxes against the people. We already pay you douche bags to much! They don't own Earth!!!! No one does! And wasn't handed down to any of them either. Just F off already with your BS stories, for robbing PEOPLE.

Evaluating and comparing the impact of different carbon taxes is complicated for several reasons.

It's Day 3 of Alberta's new carbon tax regime. Are you driving less? Putting on a sweater and turning down the thermostat? Considering solar panels, perhaps?
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Eric Mundle Nothing but a tax grab, that's why Australia repealed their carbon tax! All it did was drive up the price of everything, especially anything energy related. This will do nothing for the environment!
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Mike Van Dee Lol like Australia uses as much energy as us...
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Jill Anderson That move is being called the most ignoble in Australia's history. The carbon tax was repealed, not because it was ineffective - many results and reports showed the opposite - but because Tony Abbott campaigned on it and his right wing supporters expected it. So don't go around spreading crap that it was repealed for any other reason other than politics.
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Brandon T. O'Brien Hey, if prices went up overnight, that's nothing to do with the government, because the impact of the tax hasn't even hit yet. That's just dirty economics and businesses looking to gouge their customers while blaming someone else.
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Jose Lujan And keep in mind that it's just not 4 cents at the pump but also covering the increased pertains costs that businesses will undoubtedly pass on to consumers, which of course is taxed and more money for the government.
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Shawn Ferrie I wish people would stop calling it a tax grab by the Liberals because the next thing people will be suggesting that the Liberals are lacking integrity!
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Brjann Henwood Jill Anderson where are these reports you speak of. Because economics 101 says carbon is a price inelastic commodity, and taxing a price inelastic commodity does not greatly effect its consumption. People will still use carbon because they need to ...See More
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Jay Pink Because everyone knows it's a fundamental human right to pollute for free. People and corporations should never have to pay for a portion of the damage they cause.
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John MacKenzie Jill Anderson You're right on the money today's extreme left government is handing power to the right!
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Brjann Henwood Jay Pink except it is not corporations it is people who cannot afford it. And it will have no impact.
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Ed Speers John MacKenzie That makes no sense.
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Alfred Toh This is a reason why it's "complicated". ....a tax grab . I call this an Economic Penalty especially to the little guys!
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Patrick Bell Brandon T. O'Brien yup, gas prices, eh?
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Joshua Wilks Jay Pink, when we pay for the portion of damaged caused, where does that money go? To fixing the damage, is it permanent or temporary? Does it go towards research and development of sustainable energy? Or is it just more disposable tax to waste on another country that will have zero lasting effects?
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Jp Malette Shawn Ferrie why?
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Penny Harper Jill Anderson You are correct. I just finished reading about the repeal and it was totally political and pandering to big businesses - aka the biggest polluters. So it went from taxing them for their pollution to paying them via the tax payer to come up with solutions to their own pollution. Now Australia has to some how ratify the Paris Agreement knowing they can't meet the 2030 targets.
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Jose Lujan True, but eventually these costs will be passed down to us. Here in the GTA, I've seen some stations NOT raise their prices $.04. But with that acknowledged, the issues concerning this are very valid.
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Dustin Hamilton Taxing carbon is never going to reduce the amount of people using cars. It just means the little guy has to pay even more to make ends meet. BC is fuckig ridiculous.
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Darryl Reid Notley is a fn joke. Out with her !!
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Brandon T. O'Brien Brjann Henwood 

I'm pretty sure carbon pricing falls into a "bubble" category, actually.
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Brjann Henwood Brandon T. O'Brien Regardless of this bubble, does the tax work ... no. It has not worked in Australia, and many leading economists, and anyone who has taken economics in university knows that trying to reduce consumption of an inelastic good by taxing it does not work. 

The basic premise that if you raise the price of a good the demand will drop doesn't hold for an inelastic commodity. Carbon, right now, is an inelastic commodity. This is a tax grab, anyone who knows how taxes work knows this. 

Plain and simple, your government is using an issue people are passionate about, to increase overall revenue. This is also NOT revenue neutral. I laugh at anyone who thinks it is, it wasn't in BC, it wasn't in Australia, and in both cases there is evidence it did not work. 

I have no issue with putting money into carbon capture tech, or other green tech, but a stratight up carbon tax does not work, and just makes the country uncompetitive meaning less money to invest in future techs.
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Mike Ruddell Good articles. Maybe Alberta should have used the carbon tax to make a connection to site C and then let BC Hydro compete with coal plants and drive them out without paying them off.
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Tony J II Canadians are not as smart as Australians taxes in Canada are for life or get renamed...
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Lorne Harvey Jay Pink i would put a 1000 dolllar internet tax on you
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Julie Ali I agree with you. This is all about greenwashing by the NDP and Liberals. When you are returning the money to most Albertans why would anyone change their behavior? The NDP did this tax so as to get pipelines approved by the federal government. It's all political expediency decision making on the part of the NDP and the Liberals. Nothing will change in terms of climate change mitigation and as usual citizens will pay more for everything. Junk government at it's best.
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Cathy Reed Jill and Penny are the only ones that actually know why Australia got rid of their carbon tax. Thank god a couple of people read.
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Robin White Factually will a carbon tax reduce carbon or is it just a carbon smoke tax grab , just asking
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Julie Ali Jill Anderson And it is politics now that is forcing the carbon tax through in Alberta-pipelines in exchange for a carbon tax that won't work.
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Julie Ali Jay Pink I don't think we are saying that folks should pollute but we are questioning the efficacy of this tax. If most Albertans are getting the money back what is the point of the tax in changing citizen behavior? Isn't this what the tax was supposed to change?
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Adam Antony Vining Man made climate change is a myth. The carbon tax is a scam and will only cost tax payers more money when they are already paying over 60 percent of income in taxes to support failed refugee programs, liberal government excessive wasted spending and welfare. Time to give back to the hard working middle class. Remove Notley and liberals from Canada.
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Jose Lujan I'm in Ontario, and the public anger and distrust is understandable without a doubt. How can people trust a government that squandered BILLIONS in keeping itself in office and mismanagement raise $1.9 Billion a year to help save the environment. More upsetting, is that there is really no concrete form of accountability as to how this money is going to be spent=into general operating budget and of course, mismanaged. This kind of reminds me like the USA Powerball lottery where a person wins $800 million and only gets a lump sum of 200 million after all taxes and fees
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Mike Van Dee You have cap and trade no?
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Jose Lujan Yup. Another name for tax grab.
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Destiny Hodgins I live in Saskatchewan and we have a 1 billion dollar overpass and the GHT land scandal, a billion dollar deficit and we just borrowed 4.6 billion to cover operating costs while our Premier (who just added 3 new MLAs with the last election, who are completely unnecessary) talks about cutting wages to out of scope (non-unionized) public sector employees, but says nothing of cutting his own salary, bonus or staff. Yet, Brad Wall is hailed as a hero by the right because he opposes the carbon tax...
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Jose Lujan Well politicians will say and do anything for public support because in the end that's what keeps him reelected I mean there's politicians everywhere that despite having really flood policies tend to always get reelected because of support for one or t...See More
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Dave Anderson But you have 1.2 million govmint and at least 1 million auto unions dining on your wallets.

That means productive people have to be out in force. To tired to vote after a days of real work, need to get out and not let the statism-liberal theft machine keep going.
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Jose Lujan You definitely make a good point about union influence on government.
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Steve Chrétien carbon tax seems to be doing well in BC and the people there don't seem to have much issue with it. though its impact has been rather insignificant pollution wise and most of the tax revenue ends up being used as corporate welfare. that said, last i checked BC also had the lowest tax rates in the country, no idea on how much the carbon tax contributes to that though since i barely follow anything happening in BC.
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Jose Lujan Yeah, well i'm guessing the way it was introduced there was a bit more transparent than it was here. For example, here the government is calculating a $155 a year cost to the average family when in reality other government agencies calculate it around ...See More
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Sharon Krenz How did your premier get reelected?
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Jose Lujan Well, people stuck with the "devil they knew". On top of that, the opposition was running with a platform to eliminate 100 000 jobs before creating one and then counting years worked as jobs (5 years=5 jobs...1 taxpayer) LOL. Add to that the teachers u...See More
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Julie Ali Destiny Hodgins Brad Wall wasted a ton of cash on the Carbon Capture Storage project that the federal government partially funded. It is mind boggling to me how he is considered to be fiscally bright when he wasted so much money on this project with zero accountability. The price of electricity is increasing in Saskatchewan and emissions seem to be still high. I don't get it. Why don't citizens rebel? http://readingchildrensbooks.blogspot.ca/.../according-to...

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Lyle Nielsen Winston Churchill said for a country to tax itself to prosperity is like standing in a bucket and trying to pull it up by the handle
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Dave Anderson Glad I don't invest in Alberta at the moment, and very little in Canada. Tax greed, pure an simple. Just socialist-statism corrupt tax greed. Add slapping billions of debt to unborn.

Sad to see Alberta fail to this govmint greed. But hey, always k
new having my retirement plan in my name, account and control would pay off, as why invest in Canada for 74 cent loonies? As the reality is our layers of govmint are bankrupt and in spiral debt.

Nothing worse that getting paid in devalued money, taxed more and everything costs more then media and govmint lie to ya. Lets take a world view govmint doesn't want you to see:

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/canada/gdp

Just more govmint greed. Taxing people making less just for survival heat and food.....as everything in modern society needs energy.

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Shawn Janisse Yet your more than happy to contribute to corporate greed with their 10+ a yr 10 cent a liter increases.
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Cathy Reed The government doesn't keep the money, it goes into rebates and incentives.
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Ryan Marchand nothing but a tax grab!, I'm all for helping the environment and what not, but this isn't gonna do much. most places are getting rid of their carbon tax, only place that 'kinda' made it work is BC...cause it makes me wonder if the carbon tax didn't work out for them they would have got rid of it years ago. but they had it for like 9 years now so I GUESS they are doing well, anyone from BC wanna tell me how the carbon tax effected your province?, if so, what are the pros and cons?.
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James Molnar I wouldn't say it is working in BC, we've just been forced to accept it. Our fuel is much higher than other provinces, our energy is only affordable because we are 95% powered by hydroelectric dams. We have the least amount of green incentives in Canada. It truly is a tax grab, they talk about helping the environment but do nothing to aid people in doing so.
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Oliver Gross How do you know it's not going to do much? If gas is more expensive people won't use less of it?
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Michael Marchand the big oil cpmpanies should be paying entire cost of carbon taxes, but those costs always passed on to the little guy as the poorer always help the rich become richer
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Chris Watson Oliver Gross how can I use less, pray tell? I drive a car. I don't have a boat. I don't have a 4-wheeler. I don't have a snowmobile. How the HELL can I use less?
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Jesse Risser I think it was creeping up around 1.12 in Edmonton
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Randy Gaunt Evan Smith gobal news said last night that BC has the highest gas prices in North America, not just Canada. That Says something
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Jesse Risser Driving the price of fuel up to save the environment is the same as driving the price of Tobacco up to cure cancer no matter how expensive either of them get people are still gonna pay the price and nothing will change. Just my 2 cents.
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Steve Bondy Jesse Risser the cigarette tax pays for the healthcare of the people who get emphysema and carbon tax pays for the healthcare of our environment.
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Tony Kennedy Harmed the productive economy. Lots of black market activity in BC.
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Jesse Risser Steve Bondy the basis for both taxes were to get people to use less fuel and quit smoking, but do you think excessively high taxes have made people cut back on their fuel and tobacco consumption? Plus we already pay taxes for healthcare and there's already extra taxes on fuel so why add more
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Jesse Risser If the government was actually concerned about the environment they would cut back on excessive out of country spending and invest those tax dollars into clean alternative energy.
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Mitchell Pugh The tax on tabbaco is to pay for the healthcare cost cigarettes have on society . The same intention is used for the carbon tax .
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Jesse Risser The point I'm trying to make is that unless something is done to reduce the consumption of fuel the tax is worthless. You can charge whatever you want for a litre of gas and people are still going to buy it because the need it. Until then it just hurts the economy and the tax payers of Canada.
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Ron Mac Quarrie You would not avoid paying it. Company would pass it on as part of the cost.
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Anna Lori Pears Oliver Gross Have you forgotten about this tax also applying to heating your home?
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Julie Ali Oliver Gross If you have to use your car for work I doubt that you will stop using it because of higher fuel costs.
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Julie Ali Jesse Risser If the government at all levels would use their brains they would not waste money on the carbon capture projects they are now sinking public dollars into. It's such a greenwashing campaign for little returns. But of course they can say they are being climate change champions on the world stage and this might help get Alberta oil to market.
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Louis Morin The funny thing is that many Canadians do stupidly believe that these crooks have their best interest, (environment, etc), at heart when they tax them to death for things that taxes could not possibly repair.
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Bob Akey Gotta love it how the media and their chosen politicians tell the people they're just too stupid to understand when they dare not go along with them.
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Penny Harper I live in Ontario with family in Alberta and BC. So far no one I know has experienced anything worth even mentioning regarding the carbon tax. In BC they have had it for 9 years. Where have all these stories been during that time?
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Karen Lumley Kerr it's only been in effect for two days.
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Penny Harper Karen Lumley Kerr In Ontario and Alberta since January 1 but in BC for 9 years.
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Riley Provencher In BC ghg emmissions have gone up every year since 2009, it went down in 2008 because of the economic crash not a carbon tax. It hasn't helped the people or the environment
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Reilly Walker Greenhouse gas emissions remained lower after the economic crash and personal taxes were reduced to offset the carbon tax, as it was intended to be revenue neutral. The latter point is what opponents of the tax like to forget.
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Penny Harper In fact the carbon tax in BC has been a success in many ways.
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Robyn Guinn I live in BC and it does hurt, our gas prices are sometimes up to 25 cents per litre more than in Alberta, add it up over the year, it hurts us poor folks. Also, I would like to know how carbon tax in BC has been such a success since nothing is done w...See More
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Julie Ali Riley Provencher The Carbon tax is just to generate cash for the GOA in Alberta. I am curious where the money generated from this tax will actually end up. I kind of think it will end up in general revenues despite all the chatter to the contrary.
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Joanne Lewis Here in small town Alberta we do not have public transit. Right now the temp outside is -30 and we are under an Extreme Cold Warning. We do have lots of sunshine, though, and if we could afford to cover our roof with solar panels, we would. Maybe there is some incentive for that - I admit I haven't looked I to it. I also did not not know that some countries have been imposing this tax for years - with some success. No easy answers.
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Cathy Reed There will be incentives and you will be able to sell the power if you generate more than you need.
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Julie Ali I doubt that solar generation will be big in Alberta. I also doubt wind power will work. In my opinion, the GOA should have allowed the slow phasing out of coal. I am curious what will happen when there is a power outage and no power back up plan is available. Will we be buying electricity from BC at higher prices? Folks in Saskatchewan are seeing higher electricity costs with their carbon capture and storage project that costs major bucks. I believe we will see increased costs for electricity and I believe there will only be some help in the first few years. Then what? I think it will be like in Ontario --a big mess.
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Cody Perry How many of those businesses sell or deal in carbon credits?
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Claude Marcotte Cody Perry Kock brothers won't be on it if that's what you're asking.
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Claude Marcotte Cody Perry But then again they're the problem.
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Cody Perry Nah..
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Cody Perry If our government actually cared about the environment they might do what Sweden did.. Invest in nuclear and hydro electricity.. Support the bio mass industry.. Not effectively ban wood heating etc..
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Cody Perry Our government, specifically Ontario's is only interested in using green energy and carbon tax as an excuse to extort its citizens and pad the bank accounts of its corporate sponsors.. See above list..
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John MacKenzie Cody Perry So true!
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Claude Marcotte John MacKenzie Grow a set yet John ? ADIOS!
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Robert Gerhardt Compare this list to the most corrupt companies in Canada, every single one is there.
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Jethro Meridian The better question would be: "Why would these corporate heads support this initiative?...; What do they have to gain?

They aren't supporting this out of the good of their health, they've been promised some benefit if they tow the government line.
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Cody Perry I like this Claude Marcotte guy.. No logic, no evidence, just slander.
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Brandon T. O'Brien For the record, these petitions were sent to the federal government before the proposed tax had even been announced; Suncor has been in favour of the tax since the NDP in Alberta announced the current plan. 

Of course they stand to gain something from the tax; they're all industry leaders, and can promote themselves accordingly by supporting green initiatives. They might have other reasons, but I've yet to see them.
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Jethro Meridian Brandon T. O'Brien First off, a large number of the signatories are environmental activist groups or bought and paid for think tanks attempting to socially engineer us. They produce nothing and really contribute nothing except to advocate so others ca...See More
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Brandon T. O'Brien Jethro Meridian 

It doesn't matter what the reasoning is, the point is that these are places that are going to be affected by this as well, and yet they support it.
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Brjann Henwood There is no such thing as an effective carbon tax, because the price elasticity of carbon is inelastic. People still need to go to work, buy groceries, heat homes, farm food, etc all of which is carbon dependent.
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Shelly Amos Well if u think about it Alberta has a large mass of trees and for one tree to consume carbon and multiply that by the amount of forest .....we actually emit no carbon if u can do the math compared to every province we do not emit we gain oxygen 
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Brett Ripley Yeah let's drive our quality of living in the toilet so environmentalists can pat themselves on the back for a moral victory.
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Ron Parsons Farm diesel is exempt. All revenues from the Levy will be reinvested to diversify Alberta's economy. 6 out of 10 Albertan households will receive rebates that cover the average cost. Full rebates for single Albertans making $47.000 or less. Full rebates for couples and families who earn $95.000 or less. It will generate $9.6 billion ,all of which will be reinvested in the economy & rebated to Albertans. There will also be a reduction in tax for small business to compensate for that aspect as well. What are we crying about ???. Most people I know blow more in a night out at the pub or a carton of cigarettes to speed up their departure from being hard done by. Sheesh folks , the beef isn't the carbon tax it is because you don't like the idea of an NDP at the helm . OMG . What if people realize that it's not such a bad thing as some would like you to believe.
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Lee Wood Come on now tax is tax it's less money for the tax payer
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Julie Ali What is the purpose of a carbon tax that you return to the majority of citizens? How does this change behavior? Wasn't this why this tax was being promoted? It's not for the purposes the NDP say it is --it's for greenwashing and revenue generation. The promotion of the tax got the NDP pipeline approval. The politicians never do stuff like this unless there is a payoff for themselves. Even with pipeline approval, it won't help the NDPCs. They will be out in the next election. It's a green GST. And Albertans aren't fooled this time around.
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Michael Vernaroli Carbon credits are a new extortion tool dreamed up by governments with the help of the UN. When a country that is a net neutral producer of carbon pollution on a global scale but is being forced to pay, it becomes a double whammy for governing bodies l...See More
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Steve Muggah Revenues went down when the oil prices plummeted . The carbon tax is just another tax grab . Just my feelings on it .
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George Russell Burr Tax industries that pollute past a realistic standard. Give them loans to ;help them upgrade though. Huge tankers and freighters pollute too much, find ways to reduce that, or tax their companies.
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Ben Hudson It's been introduced. Deal with it.

If they do repeal the carbon tax, do you truly believe that most businesses will correspondingly lower their prices?
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Rod Challis You can slice it anyway you want, but it's a regressive tax that has no business being implemented by a left of center political party. The less you make , the more it hurts-- and the fewer alternatives and opportunities one has to modify behaviors an...See More
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Shawn Janisse A 4 cent carbon tax comes in and the reformers revolt yet 10 times a yr the price of fuel jumps 10 cents a liter and nothing. 
You guys and your illogical hatred of all that is Liberal make no sense.
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Matt Heacock Zero, the magic number is zero, thanks for coming out, and if you care about the environment, let your purchases reflect that.
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Wade Taylor Stewart This only forces the costs to the poorest consumers and they take the heat. This does nothing to drop one deg of temperature ever.....
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Kevin Dunbar The whole premise is flawed from start to finish. Now that these anti-Canadian politicians have implemented their criminal tax sceme, it will grow to an insane amount in years to come.
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Chris Pedersen If u think carbon tax will have an impact on climate change u r an idiot....thank god I live in Saskatchewan...the land of no carbon tax ...it will be repealed by the next federal government which won't be Liberal
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Rachel Hachey McNally Not hard to figure out at all...Tax people into poverty and keep the money coming..PM Tater Tot needs a vacation and a seat at the UN.
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Pam Lawson There are those who do nothing but complain about this. It is here, it isn't going away. The best thing you can do, is to change your habits. I believe that is the biggest problem for some, is having to change their way of doing things. Like use your c...See More
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Leanne Ciley Mirus The magic number for an 'effective carbon tax' is ZERO... unless your end goal is to repress working people even further, kill business drive and fill foreign government coffers... then the pleasing amount is anything above ZERO dollars.
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Robyn Guinn I'm considering becoming a bank robber, or drug dealer because trying to live in this country the legal way with a pittance wage and rising costs is becoming problematic, unless you are a politician living off the public teat then all is well.
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Sam Turner STUPID, open ended tax grab designed to kill what's left of Canadian economy. Downward spiral of taking money out of economy, killing jobs and the tax base, furthering the need to raise taxes under the guise of bettering the environment. Tax imports from polluting nations instead.
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Rose Greenwood People have known for decades that automobile emissions are harmful to the environment, yet the roads of Alberta are flooded with pick-up trucks, SUVs, vans and other large vehicles. I am not referring to small towns and farming communities where thes...See More
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Justin Bartsch Indians exempt from the tax? Their emissions don't contribute I guess. All a scam. No body can be exempt.
This is good though there will be so much evidence of failure and facts will prove it in this coming year that brad Wall and sask will win in court.
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Trevor R. Smith Most Canadians fail to realize the degree to which this will impact their lives. It's not just about the price of fuel, it's about how this tax will impact every facet of their lives by striking at their wallets. 

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Andrew Scheelar An easier way to accomplish this without taxing people to death is end all energy subsidies. The true cost of unsubsidized coal and oil will cost too much an the market will naturally flow to the cheapest energy source, which is clean energy. 

But no, a Keynesian government with no concern about what a deficit is decides to tax everybody to give massive green energy infrastructure contracts to their buddies
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Wayne Mayhew Carbon tax Cap & Trade just another way the govt can pick your pocket as a legal thief. Like in Ontario that is compared to Greece as a debt basket case and the Lib Wynneing needs cap & trade stolen taxpayer money and keep hes debt doomedOnt Liberal govt on life support. Thankfully President Trump will have nothing of this Liberal Socialist Theft of the taxpayers in the USA.
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Adam Knox Because a carbon tax is useless, it's pay-to-pollute, we need hard caps and strict regulation, not some loose indirect way of supposedly changing behaviours.
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Jackie Franco The Norwegian fgovernment has admitted that its carbon taxation has not reduced emissions at all. This is simply an excuse to freach into our pockets yet again. David
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Frances Ziesmann Just stop it now. We cannot manage the taxes we have. Many people cannot afford the changes needed. Give tax breaks to those that make changes not punish everyone. It failed in Australia, why is it a good idea for Canada?
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Cheryl Gilbert I don't understand the Carbon Tax, when the government is giving a rebate too? so it's about 300 extra a year for the tax, and the rebates are about the same? Does this even make any sense?
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Ed Vella I'm a real left-winger. The Trudeau/Wynne establishment thinks it can fight climate change by making our society unbearably expensive. I think we need a fundamental shift in how wealth is distributed in our country. Inequality is gaining momentum. It must be stopped.
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Carolann Candy I'm thinking though...a lot of it initially will be looked at and be used to make up for huge losses following the nosedive. The filleted and deboned soon to follow. From soup to nuts, they'll be getting a piece of it. Everywhere.
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Chris Watson I really wish all levels of government would realize we are not bottomless. OPS freezes wages, but increase all of their service fees. New gas taxes. Skyrocketing hydro. Ballooning groceries. No wonder Canadian retailers felt a hit this Christmas.
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Mike Rensmaag It's tricky increasing oil production and, consequently, greenhouse gases while pretending that carbon taxing somehow offsets this. Logic.
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Roxane Landry NOT FAIR, big oil companies and gas stations just add on to the price of a litre. NOT RIGHT! Oil and Gas Companies and CEO's include this carbon tax to a litre of Oil/gas for the hard working Canadians to foot the Carbon Tax bill while they still collect the hefty cash bonus and salaries. Total hogwash sytem Canadian Democratic system turns out to be like a communist economic distatorship.
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Anna Lori Pears I wonder how 300,000 plus new Canadian immigrants will affect our 'Carbon Output', times X number of years...? Just a question.
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Buck Anthony There is ZERO reason for more taxes against the people. We already pay you douche bags to much! They don't own Earth!!!! No one does! And wasn't handed down to any of them either. 

Just F off already with your BS stories, for robbing PEOPLE.
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Kyle Langley Lefty tactics, tax everyone so they have nothing left then throw them scraps in the form of cheaper child care etc to buy their votes back. Give us a dollar and we will give you 70 cents back when you need it!
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Jethro Meridian There's no magic number because it's a make believe problem. Yes, trying to solve a non-existent problem could be considered "tricky".
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Ken Eohek Lets hope the Wildrose and PC's can get their sh...t together (minus Jason Kenney) to defeat this lady who introduced a TAX GRAB without consulting the electorate.
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Vic Lang ? An effective carbon tax.....WTF does that mean? There is no such thing!! It is just another money grab that benefits nobody but the corrupt politicians!!
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