BC Government say the amount of carbon tax paid in BC will vary depending on family consumption and household use of fuels for heating, cooking and transportation. Vary indeed – that’s certainly putting it mildly!
“The B.C. government no longer reports where carbon tax money is going, but a budget table shows B.C. taxpayers are forking out $1.7 billion in the carbon tax in 2019-20 to heat their homes, buy groceries and drive to work.
She then continued, “... and the government’s carbon tax take will rise to $2.2 billion by 2021-22. The B.C. carbon tax will be $50 per tonne in 2021.”
|Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister|
|Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer|
“That’s because he has never had to worry about balancing a family budget. He doesn’t know how a cold snap can affect a family’s bottom line.”
Revenue neutral? NO!
Those in metro Vancouver see an average January high of 7 degrees Celsius ... those in greater Victoria (where the hot air coming from the legislature keeps residential heating bills lower) average 8 degrees ... while people living in Abbotsford come in a 6.
Meantime in January, Ft. St. John has average High / Low winter temperate of -9 to -18, in Ft Nelson the average is between -18 to -25 ... and Prince George in January is -3 to -10
So I ask, Is the Carbon Tax fairly applied? NOT A CHANCE!
Instead carbon taxes in BC have simply become just one more source of income for government ... just another tax to add to all of the others we in British Columbia have to pay. That includes 7% PST on the following for children:
... hooded baby towels ... sports equipment ... disposable diapers ... winter scarves and earmuffs ... children’s blankets ... just to name a few.