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Carbon Tax: Letting The Polluters Get Away While The Middle Class Pays

September 11, 2008

If Liberal MP Paul Zed is correct, the Federal Liberal Carbon Tax will exclude oil refineries:

According to Zed, the refinery’s emissions won’t be taxed.

“The Conservatives are alleging that the Green Shift taxes (emissions). That’s not true. That’s the lie and the falsehood,” Zed said.

“There is no tax on emissions. The Green Shift plan is not a detriment to the refinery “¦ I wouldn’t be supporting this if, for a moment, I thought the refinery was in jeopardy.”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that oil refineries produce tons of carbon.

It’s seem that the Federal Liberal Carbon is quickly become yet another yet to place unneeded economic pressure on Canada’s middle class. It’s becoming more and more like the BC Liberal Carbon Tax, where the big polluters, the smelting and oil industries, among others, are exempt.

Sadly, this is something I predicted.

Will Dion and the Liberals come out and admit Zed is incorrect? Or is he actually correct?

H/T: Angry in the Great White North

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  1. September 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I think you are correct about the exemptions.

  2. Tony Martinson
    September 12, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Have you noticed how every environmental initiative is getting dumped at the feet of the end user? Gordo taxes gasoline but gives a specific exemption to Alcan and Teck Cominco. Dion’s Green Shif ™ is the same.

    Notice how we’re being hounded to give up on plastic grocery bags? I’ve bought four canvas bags from OWT; when is someone going to go after all the big corporations who overpackage their products. Bought a mouse for your computer lately? Or even a toner cartridge? How much of that hard plastic gets recycled and how much gets dumped into the trash?

    If we put the onus and the cost on the polluting companies, the more efficient ones could save money and pass the savings onto customers, thereby realizing a competitive advantage. How’s that for capitalism?

  3. September 13, 2008 at 5:23 am

    I just read on Blogging Tory Ardvark’s website that Dion may harmonize his carbon tax with BC’s. I guess polluters will double get away if that is true.

    http://thealbertaardvark.blogspot.com/2008/09/dion-to-harmonize-greenshift-with-bc.html

    I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the video.

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