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Liberals Must End Their Carbon Tax Cover-Up: Fast

Conservative Party of Canada | May 3, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Today, Conservative Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Ed Fast, issued the following statement regarding the Liberals’ carbon tax cover-up:

“Today in committee we saw yet another example of the Liberals’ carbon tax cover-up. I was barred from asking questions about the impact of a carbon tax on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Environment Committee.

“It is the democratic right of any elected official to ask questions that are important to Canadians.

“The Minister of the Environment has claimed that her carbon tax will reduce emissions by 90 megatonnes. She claims that modelling done by her government is evidence that this will occur.

“The actual evidence is clear. British Columbia has had a carbon tax for a decade and seen no material reduction in GHG emissions. You cannot tax your way to a clean environment.

“Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives will continue to fight for lower taxes and we will continue to call on the Liberals to end their carbon tax cover-up.”

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For more information:

Office of the Hon. Ed Fast, MP Ed.Fast.A1@parl.gc.ca
613-995-0183