Indeed the Americans do love our carbon tax. Thanks to the dummy politicians here in BC, they obviously must think that this is just great for the people of BC. They must be just too stupid to see that they are losing out on millions of taxes every year off the gas that is not being sold here in bimbo land called BC. I swear that some of our politicians have to be some of the biggest dummies in the political world. Canadians are overtaxed, over governed, and are slowly having their freedoms taken away, and there appears to be no worries about this at all with them.
In Kelowna, BC the municipal politicians there are about to apply a $7,000 levy on homeowners who buy new homes or condos on top of the other taxes that people must pay when buying a home. Do they need this $7,000 or is it just another tax grab? Personally, it is just another excuse to steal more money from people who are already paying the highest taxes in the world. Most of our politicians from all three levels of government can only be described as a bunch of, as old Hillary Clinton would say, deplorables. They are not there for we the people but appear to be there for themselves only. Pathetic.
Of course not, Quebec believes they are entitled to the resource revenue of Alberta. Truth is, they are total idiots that fail to realize the system is broken and unsustainable. With Trudeau flat-out refusing to renegotiate the equalization formula for another 5 years, the Liberals and QC is expecting AB and SK to put their economy in debt to fund Quebec's surplus....while at the same time, kneecapping the ability of AB to develop resources and generate revenue and systematically destroying their resource economy.
Not only is it unsustainable, but Albertans have reached the end of their rope. I suspect that dramatic change is imminent in this country, the East better buckle up for a bumpy ride.
Is Justin a Rhodes scholer?.........Hardly.....lol
Blows keep coming for our economy, and the Bank of Canada will be left to clean up the mess
Martin Pelletier: Four years of inept government policy are starting to come home to roost
Former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says it is possible that the debate over climate change “could break democratic politics” in Canada if federal policies simply ignore the considerations of energy-producing provinces in the West.
Speaking at Cambridge University two weeks before Canadian mining company Teck cancelled its plan for an estimated $20 billion oilsands mine in Alberta over political uncertainty and amid social unrest, including railroad blockades, protesting a B.C. natural gas pipeline, Ignatieff said that a functional political system requires a “necessary hypocrisy” to navigate debates like the one that pits Canada’s natural resource economy against climate change priorities.
“If you produce energy, your kids’ jobs depend on it, you depend on it, you have one take on this. A national political system has to adjudicate that,” Ignatieff said at the February 12 event which was to help launch Cambridge University’s new Centre for the Future of Democracy, and was posted this past weekend on the Talking Politics podcast feed.
“If you don’t believe that’s a process you have to go through, if you just think, oh, forget about Alberta and Saskatchewan, forget about the energy-producing provinces because the mortal threat is so great we just read out a whole constituency of our country from consideration, you get away from democracy,” said Ignatieff, who in addition to his brief political career as leader of the federal Liberals in opposition from 2008 and 2011, is also an author, a public intellectual, a professor of international politics and is currently rector and President of Central European University.
“All this stuff is going to get tougher and tougher and tougher for every society but if you don’t believe that it’s in democracy that we adjudicate those conflicts and everyone gets less than they want, we’ll blow the place up.”
Ignatieff said that while many climate activists treat the issue as one that transcends politics, the political system is in fact vital to balancing a country’s conflicting priorities.
“It has to take it slowly and it has to engage in a whole set of hypocrisies, like we can both pump gas and get to carbon neutrality. The levels of hypocrisy about this in Canada in the democratic system are sickening but it is the necessary hypocrisy of a society trying to hold itself together in the middle of the biggest energy transition in the history of the country.” ........More
I can only assume that with this devastating news, Eastern Canada will happily vote tater tot in for the next 20 years
WINDSOR, Ont. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cutting the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plant beginning June 29.
The automaker says it notified Unifor Thursday about the change that will affect about 1,500 employees.
The move keeps the shift operational for an additional three months. Originally scheduled to shut down last September, the shift's closing was given a four-month reprieve in November to last until March 31.
FCA says it made the decision to match volumes with demand as production of the Dodge Grand Caravan is phased out at the end of May.
"The company will make every effort to place indefinitely laid off hourly employees in open full-time positions as they become available based on seniority and will offer retirement packages to eligible employees," spokeswoman LouAnn Gosselin wrote in an email.
Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy held a news conference in Windsor to discuss the impact.
"We worked to prevent this shift loss with the full understanding of the devastating affect that this would have on our membership," he said in a news release.
"Now we will ensure that these workers receive the support that they need in this process as we continue to fight for new product for Windsor Assembly with the goal of preserving and increasing these good paying auto manufacturing jobs."
The decision will lead to significant job loss in the parts supply chain, and inflict damage to both the local and national economy, the national union said in a statement.
"Unifor is very disappointed that FCA was unable to find a solution that would have avoided job losses," said national president Jerry Dias. "There is no question that the economic ramifications will be felt across the region and throughout the country."
He said investment in Canadian automobile production will be a priority during negotiations that get underway this summer with FCA, General Motors and Ford. It will also continue to press various levels of government about the need for a national auto strategy to stabilize and grow the sector...…...More
Gotta wait now until the Sept. 23 confidence vote now, promises to open up the Green infrastructure, but it's gonna cost us big time.
Mr Duncan should have implemented his own carbon tax and avoided the whole issue
(we're doing fine with ours here in BC as are the other provinces who had the the energy to do their jobs)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will unveil an "ambitious green agenda" in the throne speech scheduled to be delivered later this month.
"We know the world is going towards greater energy efficiency. We know the world is going towards lower carbon We know that the world is moving towards more renewable energy," he said. "This is the way the world is going."
Trudeau made the comments from Ottawa during an exclusive virtual interview with Global News' Sophie Lui on Wednesday.
Earlier that day, the prime minister met online with business leaders in B.C., focusing on green economic recovery efforts as the country continues to grapple with fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Western Canada has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic as travel restrictions have sent global oil prices tumbling.
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Trudeau said green recovery is about "long-term recovery," and that the country needs to be "leading the way" on the shift to renewable energy and addressing the climate crisis.
He said the path forward must include people working in industries that will be affected by such a shift, but that Canada should seize the opportunity that COVID-19 has created.
"We have an opportunity to go green. We have an opportunity to be fairer, to reduce barriers for women's participation, (and) Indigenous participation in the workforce," he said.
"There are so many things that we can look at as an opportunity through this tragedy of COVID to do bigger things."
The green agenda will be presented to Parliament later this month, he added.
"And parliamentarians can decide, because we're in a minority situation, whether this government has the support to move forward on this new agenda that, quite frankly, nobody ran an election on a year ago because we didn't know about COVID," Trudeau said.
"This is a completely different situation."
Trudeau had asked Governor General Julie Payette to prorogue Parliament back on Aug. 18, effectively halting all of its business.
The move came hours after Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland was sworn in as the country's finance minister, following Bill Morneau's sudden resignation.
After the throne speech later this month, opposition parties could trigger a non-confidence vote in the Trudeau government.
If a vote is called, the Liberals, who found themselves 13 seats short of a majority in the 2019 election, would need the support of at least one opposition party to keep power.
The move to prorogue came as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, and amid an ethics probe into the government's now-defunct contract with WE Charity over a volunteer student aid program.
Just another way to put us deeper in debt.And here we go if anyone believes this is what is going to save Canada and make it boom again, guess again and don't let the pipedream drag you down.
Liberals to unveil ‘ambitious green agenda’ in throne speech, Trudeau says
What the pandemic has to do with a green economy is beyond me