In a surprising move, Premier Brian Pallister announced in the Manitoba Legislature on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, that the government will be dropping the carbon tax from their Climate and Green Plan.
Up until the announcement the provincial plan was to implement a $25 per tonne flat carbon tax. The feds on the other hand want a $10 tax that would increase $10 every year until 2022.
Pallister said that it has become clear the federal government does not respect Manitoba’s plan or the money already invested in green such as hydroelectric.
We have to fight now, we have to fight against this because higher and higher carbon taxes are a threat
When the plan was proposed the Conservative leader said that the money raised from a Manitoba carbon tax would be returned to Manitobans in the form of an income tax cut. This tax cut is no longer on the table because without the carbon tax dollars the government has no way to pay for that.
“Now we are not going to have that money so clearly we can’t reduce taxes using money we don’t have,” said Pallister ” We’ll continue to do everything we can to strengthen this province for the people that live here.”
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