ON Premier-Designate Ford Announces End of Carbon Tax

Premier Wynne had introduced carbon pricing in the form of a cap-and-trade scheme linked with Quebec and California.


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Doug Ford was elected Premier of Ontario in a landslide victory on June 7
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Ontario PC leader and Premier-designate Doug Ford announced that his first agenda item will be to scrap the current cap-and-trade scheme, which would bring him almost halfway to keeping his promise to reduce gasoline prices by 10 cents per litre.

The current scheme adds 4.42 cents per litre on regular gasoline.

“I made a promise to the people that we would take immediate action to scrap the cap-and-trade carbon tax and bring their gas prices down. Today, I want to confirm that as a first step to lowering taxes in Ontario, the carbon tax’s days are numbered.”

Doug Ford will be sworn in as Premier in exactly two weeks, on Friday, June 29.

He also reiterated his previous statements that he would challenge any federal attempts to otherwise impose carbon pricing on the province.

Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme links Ontario’s emissions with those of Quebec and California. Ford has already directed officials to begin the preparations.

“Eliminating the carbon tax and cap-and-trade is the right thing to do and is a key component in our plan to bring your gas prices down by 10 cents per litre,” said Ford. “It also sends a clear message that things are now different. No longer will Ontario’s government answer to insiders, special interests and elites. Instead, we will now have a government for the people. Help is here.”


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  1. So Premier Fraud plans to immediately and unilaterally cancel billions of dollars in carbon credits already purchased by corporations? I’ll be fascinated to see how he’s going to accomplish that without attracting billions of dollars in lawsuits which the taxpayers of Ontario will be on the hook for,. It will make the gas plant scandal look like small change.

    1. Barry:
      Grow up.
      You lost.
      Name calling is a true sign of Lefties when reasoning and maturity fail.
      Grow a pair and accept that the party of taxation and Virtue signalling is GONE.
      The people have spoken.
      It is called democracy.

  2. He’s not wrong though Ontario has signed contracts with Quebec and California for various dealings with Cap & Trade the current estimates are upwards of $4 Billion if they loose which is very likely.

Mika Ryu

Law student at Western University, and UofT graduate in economics and linguistics. Remember that your version of the world is always too simple.

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