Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and Leader of the Official Opposition, said Ontarians have now joined the fight to reject Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax scheme.
“With the recent election of yet another provincial government dedicated to fighting the federal carbon tax, Justin Trudeau needs to recognize that his plan for higher taxes has failed,” said Scheer.
“Right now, Justin Trudeau is increasing the cost of living for every Canadian, including driving already skyrocketing gas prices even higher with his carbon tax scheme. And worst of all, he has refused to come clean about the true cost of the carbon tax on the average family.
Scheer was joined by the Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance and MP for Carleton, Pierre Poilievre, at a local gas station in Ottawa.
“Justin Trudeau’s own Finance Department calculated that the carbon tax will add 11 cents per litre to the price of gas,” said Poilievre. “With 80 percent of middle class families facing higher taxes under this Liberal government, more and more Canadians are sending the message that they cannot afford Justin Trudeau’s failed ideas.
"Canada’s Conservatives have been fighting every single day to uncover the truth about what this tax will cost families, while Justin Trudeau fights to keep those costs hidden from Canadians.
“Families in Ontario have sent a clear signal that they will not accept Justin Trudeau’s plan for higher taxes,” said Scheer. “The very first act of a Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer will be to eliminate the Trudeau carbon tax, and give families relief.”
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Daniel Schow - Daniel.Schow@parl.gc.ca - (613) 286-1050
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