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Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre Advocates for Canadian Farmers and Challenges Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Policies

By Fatih Sahin Nov29,2023

Today at the House of Commons, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre addressed the historical significance of the House being “green” and drew parallels to the struggles faced by the commoners in the fields of England. He emphasized the importance of the House of Commons in deciding matters related to taxation, echoing the principles established in the Magna Carta in 1215.

The crux of Poilievre’s speech revolved around the contentious issue of carbon taxation and its impact on Canadian farmers. He began by applauding the passage of the common-sense conservative Bill C234, which aimed to remove the carbon tax on farmers, specifically those responsible for providing the nation with essential food resources.

The Conservative Leader expressed concern about the increasing burden imposed on farmers, who not only face direct taxes on energy for their operations but also encounter indirect costs throughout the production chain. Poilievre argued that the carbon tax, proposed to be quadrupled by the Trudeau government, would make it financially unfeasible for farmers to sustain their agricultural practices.

One of the key points raised by Poilievre was the domino effect of carbon taxation on various stages of food production. From planting seeds and transporting goods to drying grains and heating barns, each step in the process incurs additional carbon taxes. This, he argued, results in a cascading effect that significantly raises the overall cost of food production in Canada.

The Conservative Leader warned against the consequences of such policies, predicting an increase in the importation of food from countries with lower environmental standards. He used the example of a local farm spending $150,000 annually on carbon taxes, illustrating the financial strain on domestic agriculture.

Poilievre’s speech did not shy away from addressing the broader economic impact of the Trudeau government’s policies. He highlighted the record food bank usage, rising housing costs, and the doubling of rent and mortgage payments under the current administration. He argued that the economic hardships faced by Canadians were a direct result of excessive taxation and a lack of fiscal responsibility.

Furthermore, Poilievre accused the Prime Minister of divisive tactics, distracting Canadians from economic issues by turning them against each other. He criticized the distribution of taxpayer-funded opioids as a means of pacifying a population facing economic hardships.

He also accused the Trudeau government of undermining democracy by pressuring Senators to block the conservative Bill C234, which had been democratically passed in the House of Commons. He asserted that the government cannot tax what the people do not approve, emphasizing the need for the commoners to have a say in matters of taxation.

As the speech concluded, Poilievre rallied common sense conservatives and the common people to unite against what he deemed an unjust and undemocratic carbon tax policy. He called for the removal of the tax, advocating for lower prices, increased food production, and greater self-reliance for Canada.

As the debate continues, Canadians are left to ponder the implications of such policies on their wallets, the agricultural sector, and the nation’s overall economic well-being.

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