‘Critically hurt Canadian families’


From Brian Jean just before QP yesterday, another one for the “A price on carbon will destroy your family” file.

Mr. Speaker, it is almost Christmas, a time when our thoughts naturally turn to family, friends and gift giving. This Christmas, NDP members are behaving more like Scrooge than Santa. They want to give Canadians the gift of a carbon tax. This is no gift, but rather a money grab, a lump of coal that would create hardships all across Canada for hardworking families.

The oil sands fuel the economy and creates jobs in all parts of Canada. Every day, workers fly out of northern Alberta, my home, taking their well-earned good wages back to their families in Newfoundland, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and all of Canada.

A carbon tax like the NDP is proposing would critically hurt Canadian families. Our government has lowered taxes for all Canadians, promoted trade, increased exports and kept our economy stable. I ask all Canadians during the holidays to raise their voice and say no to the NDP lump of coal, no to the NDP carbon tax.

Alberta actually already has a price on carbon, but that price is not sufficiently apocalyptic, then perhaps the current carbon tax review in British Columbia will turn up evidence of critically wounded families.


‘Critically hurt Canadian families’

  1. Why won’t the Conservatives talk about their evil family destroying Christmas-ruining $38
    billion car tax?

  2. Andrew Scheer should have pulled the mic from Mr Jean. Their isn’t a more corrupt public official in Canada then Harper’s Boy in the Speaker’s Chair!

  3. This boring carbon tax meme must be a ploy on the part of the PMO to preoccupy the mindless serfs in the CPC backbenches with a silly distraction (maybe it’s actually a drinking game), so they won’t realize how bleak their prospects for meaningful adult roles in this government really are.

  4. If Harper ever gets the chance to introduce a CT we can be assured it will be a family friendly nurturing kind of tax a tax that isn’t a tax at all It will be a voluntary yet non discriminatory irony free tax deductible and consumer friendly yet business boosting non subsidized levy on irresponsible pollution kind of “tax”a sort of almost but yet not quite carbon kind of taxt he Conservative kind the good kind the non NDP and Liberal kind in fact, the only kind Canadians ever did and ever will want kind.

    [doubt if even Poilivere could choke that tp up or down]

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