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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

’20 for 2020’ ... The carbon tax, which adds hundreds of dollars a year to the cost of living for each of us ... and untold thousands of dollars to BC businesses and industry ... must end

Today is day 16 in “20 for 2020” – are you having a snow day?

BC continues to be under a blanket of snow, with those in the lower mainland ... Vancouver Island ... and the Fraser Valley being told to stay the heck off the roads.  Seeing the mayhem on the TV news, it’s no wonder.

On top of the mounds of snow, there are also record, and near record, frigid temperatures occurring.

So, is all of this due to global warming?  Well that’s a loaded question and one that climate alarmists are likely trying to figure out an answer too.

Greenhouse gas level continue to rise world-wide, however some of the highest levels being created are due to countries thousands of kilometres away.

Does this mean that we don’t have a roll to play?   

Far from it – however we should not be penalizing our businesses and resource companies in Canada right out of business.

As Trevor Bolin of the BC Conservative Party stated back last April:

With record breaking fuel prices, skyrocketing grocery costs, and home heating bills at an all-time high ... British Columbians can not afford to live in BC ... let’s get B.C. back!

The carbon tax, which adds hundreds of dollars a year to the costs of living for each and every one of us ... and untold thousands of dollars to BC businesses and industry ... must end.

Instead of, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likes to say, “Putting a tax on pollution” better incentives need to be in place for developing and installing innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gases.  And Canada should be at the forefront of creating those new technologies, to be able to export them to the world.

This and much more can be the way our province, and our country, can be leaders in creating a cleaner and healthier environment to live in.

And that’s it for today ... and now there are four days left in this series of “20 for 2020” – see you tomorrow.

#3 … there should be a full review of all license costs and fees, which the provincial government has imposed upon us, to see where and how they are being used

#13 ... This is NOT to reduce budgets for these three ministries, INSTEAD, it is to ensure what’s allocated provides BC residents the best services and education possible

#14 ... The public should be able to hold the BC Medical Association (and its members) accountable for their policies and practices


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