No National Carbon Tax
Canadians rightly take pride in the natural beauty of their country. Our vast natural resources form a significant part of our identity and if we are to achieve a future based on prosperity, freedom, and Canadian identity, then we must take steps to protect our environment.
But the answer is not a national carbon tax.
It is simply bad policy. As Premier Brad Wall stated, a carbon tax would be “one of the largest national tax increases in Canadian history.”
Under no circumstances will I support or introduce a national carbon tax as Prime Minister and if Justin Trudeau introduces one, I will eliminate it.
The provinces are taking steps to deal with pollution through pricing programs. For the federal government to interfere or to lay an additional tax on top of provincial programs will negatively impact Canadian prosperity while doing little to achieve the goal of a cleaner environment.