The farce reaches Flin Flon

The following appeared in the Flin Flon Reminder yesterday as Conservative MP Rob Clarke’s MP report.

While we are all keenly aware of environmental concerns and the challenges they present, our Conservative government chooses to take a measured, considered approach in dealing with the reduction of greenhouse gases and the elimination of environmental destruction.

Thomas Mulcair’s NDP, however, are proposing a crippling carbon tax that would drastically raise heating and fuel prices for Canadians in order to fund new government spending.

Raising taxes on energy will hurt seniors and those living on fixed incomes by taxing one of life’s necessities. Small- and medium-sized businesses would also suffer under a carbon tax, not to mention the monumental cost to farmers.

Raising the cost of transportation will drive prices higher for groceries, as well as numerous other consumer items.

With the cost of energy already on the rise, the last thing we need is a prohibitive tax driving the cost of heating to astronomical heights.

Our Conservative government will oppose any attempt to raise taxes on hard-working Canadians.

Here again is a rough guide to the Conservatives’ carbon tax farce.