Comment 130028

By MichaelNabert (registered) | Posted June 28, 2019 at 10:16:33

If 7 in 10 Ontarians oppose the carbon price, that is because they have been deliberately misinformed by misrepresentation of the issue by the right which conveniently pretends that the rebate part of the legislation doesn't exist. When 90% of the money collected is returned directly to taxpayers and the remainder is available to the provincial government where it is collected specifically for use in funding policies which also reduce emissions, such as improved public transit, pretending that it's a federal tax grab when exactly zero dollars go into federal coffers is merely dishonest on all levels, rather than in any way a credible stance. You are providing the false logic of pretending that if you successfully lie to the public that it magically makes it true.

The public dialogue about Canada's new carbon price is one of the most dishonest I have ever seen. In article after article, I see unfounded opinions that federal rebates will not be enough to offset increased costs for consumers, even though economists are telling us quite consistently that most households will see more cash in their pocket rather than less.

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