MP Jim Eglinski Questions the Government on the Carbon Tax
February 4, 2019
OTTAWA: During question period on February 1st, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, asked the following:
“Mr. Speaker, I have received over 600 comments regarding the Liberal carbon tax. John wrote me from my riding, saying, “People are losing their homes because of this extra expense and the rebates do not come close to paying for it.”
Kenneth commented that he believes a carbon tax is ludicrous and “…that at some point we are going to need a F.L.D. tax—the Fixing Liberal Deficit tax—for all of their misspending….”
When will the Prime Minister stop making Canadians pay for his mistakes?
The Hon. Catherine McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.) replied:
“Mr. Speaker, I would like to say directly to the residents in the member’s riding that we are committed to making life affordable. That is why we increased tax on the 1%: so, we could reduce it on the middle class. That is why we increased the Canada child benefit: so, more families in his riding will have more money and we can raise kids out of poverty. That is why we are also taking action to put a price on pollution and giving more money back to families, so life will be affordable while we tackle the biggest challenge of our generation.
The big question is this. Why does the party opposite not understand that the environment and the economy go together—that we need to tackle climate change and do it in an affordable way?”
After hearing her response, my rebuttal would have been, but time did not permit me to do so, was to ask her to tell that to those in my Yellowhead riding that are losing their jobs, and their homes!