Momentum is growing against the Trudeau carbon tax.


petros
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This morning a poll was released from Angus Ried which shows how 88% of Saskatchewan Residents and 72% of all Canadians support the decision to challenge the Trudeau Carbon Tax in court.

July 26, 2018 – In the emerging federal-provincial battle over carbon pricing – Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford appear to be galvanizing public opinion over which level of government should be the ultimate arbiter of the kind of plan should be in place from province to province.

While a federal carbon pricing plan is poised to come into effect next January and be applied to provinces that are not deemed by the Trudeau government to have a sufficient plan in place, two-in-three Canadians (64%) say it should be individual provinces, not Ottawa, that determine the appropriate path to reduce carbon emissions. The rest, (36%) say the federal government should have the power to implement its own plan if necessary.

The specific decisions made by Moe and Ford are perceived differently, however.

Seven-in-ten Canadians (72%), including nearly 88 per cent of those in Saskatchewan say Moe is right to challenge the Trudeau plan in court, arguing that his province has its own plan in place. By contrast, half of Canadians (51%), and about the same number in Ontario (55%) say that Ford’s recent decision to end Ontario’s cap and trade program was the right one.



Four-in-five past Conservative voters (82%) say the provinces should maintain jurisdictional control of carbon pricing. Past Liberal and NDP voters are divided: half among each take each side
Support for the federal carbon tax sits at 45 per cent. This is relatively unchanged from last year (44%) but represents a significant drop from 56 per cent support for the idea in 2015
Just over half of Canadians (56%) say global warming is real, and primarily caused by human industrial activity. One-in-five (20%) say it is real but caused by natural processes. The rest are split between uncertainty (11%) or outright disagreement (14%)

Most say provinces should have jurisdiction on carbon pricing

The conversation around carbon pricing in Canada has taken on a renewed level of urgency and conflict ahead of Ottawa’s September 1st deadline for the provinces to submit carbon pricing proposals. British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec already have carbon pricing plans announced or in place, while the four Atlantic provinces have all stated their intention to release plans before the deadline.

In Saskatchewan, Premier Scott Moe – whose government recently launched a reference case in the to clarify the federal government’s jurisdiction on this issue – got a new ally June 29th, when Doug Ford was sworn in as Premier of Ontario. Ford immediately announced he would scrap his own province’s climate plan and end its participation in a cooperative cap and trade program with Quebec and California. Moe has suggested that his province has its own plan that does not necessitate carbon pricing, while Ford has not announced details of any carbon pricing going forward.

For most Canadians, the power to decide what should be done in each province should reside in the provincial governments hands. In every region of the country, more say they prefer provincial to federal authority on this issue:

Premier Moe has significant support from his province on this issue, with more than four-in-five (82%) saying the provinces should hold the power. In Alberta, where 2019 election favourite Jason Kenney could join the anti-carbon pricing club, seven-in-ten (71%) agree with this line of thinking.

Perhaps troubling for the federal Liberals, nearly half of their own past voters (48%) say the federal government should take a back seat on this issue:

While the Saskatchewan Party “acknowledges the science-based reality of climate change” it has also stated that “a one-size-fits-all carbon tax fails to recognize the diverse nature of our great Canadian economy.” As such, the province would like to avoid being compelled to participate.

Lots more with official interactive graphs.

Carbon conflict: two-thirds of Canadians say provinces should have the final say on pricing - Angus Reid Institute
 
Walter
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A losing issue for Turdoh, especially when Kenney becomes premier of AB next spring.
 
petros
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Moe has got this.
 
Hoid
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How much worse could Trudeau have beaten Harper?

It was a total wipe out.
 
petros
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Snap out of it.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

How much worse could Trudeau have beaten Harper?

It was a total wipe out.

Really WIPE OUT ?
 
petros
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88 out 100. A concensus.
 
MHz
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Considering the collected money is given back to the residents as 'credits' I highly doubt only 12% of the residents would be getting rebates. If it is 12% then the 88% are taking money out of the pockets of the poor in the Province.

About as immoral as the rich always are, if it doesn't go into their pockets only it is a bad move.
 
petros
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Why would anyone get a rebate for a nonexistent tax?
 
MHz
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Why are a million (or so) Albertians getting a deposit every 3 months?
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Why are a million (or so) Albertians getting a deposit every 3 months?

What are the percentage received compared to what was paid into the tax?
 
MHz
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Can't do your own research?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Moe has got this.

I was reading about the poll in another article this morning, pete.......did my happy dance, I did. I will always credit Brad Wall for his initial and lone stance against this vainglorious attempt to foist yet another loathsome and totally unnecessary tax on the provinces and us very weary taxpayers.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Why are a million (or so) Albertians getting a deposit every 3 months?

Their expenses went up loaning a Govt money and getting back less than spent isn't getting a bonus.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Can't do your own research?

I'm not paying anything in nor receiving your pity pay so I was asking out of curiosity to your claim
 
MHz
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I didn't click on the link as I was looking for data on a different Province.
 
EagleSmack
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Momentum is growing against Trudeau.
 
EagleSmack
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Trudeau’s carbon tax backfires on the Liberals


http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...n-the-liberals


Yikes!
 
petros
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But but it's not a tax grab. It goes to save polar bears and orca.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

But but it's not a tax grab. It goes to save polar bears and orca.


I heard a Polar Bear died up in the Arctic. They had a picture and everything! Everyone knows that Polar Bears live forever and never get sick and die.


Libs...


*snicker*