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Pierre Poilievre asks David Eby to cancel his carbon tax increase

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar16,2024

“Pierre Poilievre does not understand our reality,” retorted David Eby.

Pierre Poilievre asks David Eby to cancel the increase in his carbon tax

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Federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre calls on British Columbia Premier David Eby to reverse his provincial tax hike on carbon scheduled for April 1.

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The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada's Pierre Poilievre has sent a letter to British Columbia Premier David Eby asking him to stop his provincial carbon tax increase scheduled for April 1.

The federal leader asks David Eby to join seven other prime ministers who are calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to either end carbon pricing or cancel its increase planned for April 1 .

The tax will cost British Columbians 18 cents more per liter to make the full of their car this year, and British Columbia already has the highest gas prices in Canada.

A quote from Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

Pierre Poilievre highlights in passing the high cost of living in British Columbia and specifies that almost 200,000 British Columbians (New window) used food banks in just one month last year and a tax hike is the last thing they want.

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British Columbia and Quebec are the only provinces to have their own carbon pricing. However, their tax must at least equal that defined by Ottawa in the federal program.

Within the coming weeks, the provincial tax on carbon must therefore increase from $65 per tonne to $80 per tonne in British Columbia. This increase must reach $170 per tonne by 2030.

While in Terrace, David Eby confirmed receipt of the letter Friday morning.

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He believes that administering the tax at the provincial level rather than federally is more beneficial to British Columbians. He said they will receive more money through the quarterly Climate Action Tax credits, an offset to the costs of the carbon tax for individuals and families.

In the budget tabled last February, it is stated that from July, a household of four people will receive $1,005 instead of $890 and a single person will receive $504.< /p>

Pierre Poilievre does not understand our reality. […] If we let the federal government implement the tax, British Columbians will receive a lot less money.

A quote from David Eby, Premier of British Columbia

Thursday, during question period in Victoria, the province's Minister of the Environment, George Heyman, also reiterated the maintenance of the increase in the provincial carbon tax .

He explains that the tax is designed to help combat climate change that threatens the province while helping the most vulnerable and the middle class.

What we are doing with the carbon tax increase is giving 100% of that revenue back to British Columbians in the form of a carbon tax credit. climate action.

A quote from George Heyman, British Columbia Minister of Environment

In British Columbia, the BC United party (formerly the BC Liberal Party) introduced this tax in 2008.

BC United has said since last fall that it is against the tax increase planned for April due to the cost of living and inflation which are hitting hard British Columbia households.

If the federal government gets rid of the carbon tax, BC United is asking that British Columbia do the same. The British Columbia Conservative Party also wants an end to the carbon tax.

Both parties were not endorsed by Pierre Poilievre.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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