New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs earlier this month in Fredericton.
Premiers Higgs, Houston, Ford, Smith and Moe judge that this decision is unfair. By targeting only Atlantic Canadians, this measure has caused divisions across the country, say the five signatories of the letter to Justin Trudeau.
We are pleased that your government recognizes some of the difficulties caused by carbon pricing, particularly in Atlantic Canada, wrote Ms. Smith and MM. Ford, Higgs, Houston and Moe.
However, many Canadian households use other sources of heating in their home instead of heating oil. Winter is coming and these people deserve a respite too. It is vitally important that federal policies be accessible to all Canadians in a fair and equitable manner, they insist.
We are calling on the federal government to do the right thing and treat all Canadians fairly by eliminating the federal carbon tax on all forms of residential heating, they wrote.
All Canadians are of equal value and should be respected equally, they add. A Canadian is a Canadian.