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’20 for 2020’ ... It’s not about a carbon tax, it’s about changes that should have happened in BC a long time ago

This is it ... #20 ... the final day in our series of ’20 for 2020’. And it's the fifth, which I indicated at the beginning, would be coming from the BC Conservative Party.  It’s a rather bold statement, and one I questioned ...

"We will reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in BC by more than 30% without, a Carbon Tax" ~~ Trevor Bolin, leader of the BC Conservative Party

British Columbia is at a pivotal turning point in our environmental and economical future. We have vowed to Scrap the Carbon Tax, vowed to build a sustainable resource industry, and now, we can also be a provincial leader in making our economy and environment benefit all British Columbians.

When Trevor Bolin spoke of dramatically reducing Greenhouse gases, he said to me;

It’s not about a carbon tax, it’s about changes that should have happened in BC a long time ago. We must partner with business, municipalities and Regional Districts to eliminate land fills, reclaim them, and use the waste (all of it) for agricultural fuels”.

He continued, “This is a plan that although seems extremely large, can be implemented within a year. Municipalities in Alberta have already begun, the technology has been around for 20 years”.

Placing a tax on ‘so-called’ pollution isn’t a realistic way to lower greenhouse gas emissions, it’s little more than another revenue stream, and a way for those holding the reins of power to attempt to persuade the people of BC that something is being done.

It’s not!

In fact, burdening business with excessive taxes only takes away financial resources that should going towards truly making a difference.

Instead, government must encourage and promote all sectors of our economy to create true environmental reduction strategies – and that includes continuing to develope technologies through advanced education institutions, and research centres.

This (using waste to fuel the agriculture industry) is one example of changes we can make to our everyday life that will enhance our communities, our homes and our planet”, Bolin concluded.

I hope that you found the ’20 for 2020’ series informative, that it caused you to think about how we are governed, and hopefully also spurred your own ideas that I encourage you to bring forward to those who would ask for your vote in the next provincial election.

And with that, here is the complete list from this series:

#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

#19 ... instead of some attempting to build society into a model of their own choosing, there needs to be an open dialogue and sharing of beliefs and opinions


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