Despite the fact the tax applies to fossil fuels only, is refundable and exempts many farm fuels like the ones Mazier burns on his own farm, he amazingly concludes, it will “increase the cost of almost everything!”
In my mind, one cannot be a true supporter of climate action while opposing a price on carbon.
Here's the proof.
- THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
- CARBON TAX CENTER
- SUZUKI FOUNDATION
- PAUL ROMER - NOBEL PRIZE-WINNER
- CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
- PEMBINA INSTITUTE
- JAMES HANSEN - WORLD'S FOREMOST CLIMATOLOGIST
- BELOW 2 DEGREES C
|Vast acreages like this remain in Manitoba fields due to storm|
conditions some have described as "historic." A PinP photo.
For years, Conservative has been the party of choice for most rural Manitobans. The outgoing MP for this area, Conservative Robert Sopuck, criticized organic production and strongly opposed action on climate change. He was a strong supporter of the status quo in regard to conventional farming and livestock production.
I'm not convinced that I fully believe Conservatives who say they accept that manmade climate change is happening. They take that position because the science is now so compelling, it would make them look ridiculous in the public eye to say otherwise. So their condemnation of a carbon tax is their "fallback position," where they can deny the science in private but publicly still appear to be disagreeing only on solutions.