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Kramp-Neuman voices opposition to carbon tax increase in House

The MP for Hastings-Lennox & Addington is putting pressure on the ruling Liberals to end the carbon tax. 

Shelby Kramp-Neuman says the tax – strongly opposed by her Conservative Party – is set to increase 25 per cent to $50 a tonne on April 1. She says it’s not fair for those who see the increase on their home heating bills. 

She had this to say in the House of Commons this week. 

“On April 1 this year, these Liberals are determined to make life even more difficult for struggling Canadians by increasing the carbon tax,” she said. “It’s more money out of their pockets. Mr. Speaker, Canadians are spent. When will this government cancel this cruel and callous carbon tax.”

The Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson,  countered, saying that the majority of Canadians are benefitting from a tax that makes polluters pay and addresses climate change.

Kramp-Neuman called that response an “empty answer.”


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