SCHEER DENOUNCES LIBERAL CARBON TAX
Trudeau risking constitutional crisis
OTTAWA, October 3, 2016 — Reacting to Justin Trudeau’s punitive Carbon Tax, Conservative Leadership candidate Andrew Scheer, MP demanded that the federal Liberal government honour the right of provincial governments to opt-out of any job-killing carbon tax regime.
“As we’ve already seen, the Trudeau government’s continued hostility towards the energy industry has already cost hundreds of jobs across the country. This new mean-spirited tax is an attack on the wallets of every Canadian family,” said Scheer.
“Justin Trudeau’s ‘Ottawa Knows Best’ plan of imposing a massive carbon tax is a cold-hearted attack on working Canadians and their provincial governments. Threatening unilateral federal taxes that could vary from province to province could provoke a constitutional crisis. This sets an incredibly dangerous precedent.
“I stand with the governments of Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. I encourage every provincial government to examine their full range of legal options to oppose this ideological attack on jobs.”
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