Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie – Mackenzie, called on the Trudeau government to stop its planned carbon tax increase in Alberta this April.
“Peace Country residents cannot afford to pay more taxes during this crisis,” Warkentin said. “Small businesses, farmers, workers and contractors are all feeling extreme strain and this tax will put more hardworking locals out of work.”
“We are seeing revenue dry up for small businesses, forcing them to reduce their operations and lay off employees. On a daily basis, I hear from workers, contractors, and business owners in the Peace Country about how this current crisis has devastated their livelihood.”
“An increased carbon tax from the Trudeau government will only make life more expensive at a time when uncertainty is at an all-time high and family incomes are dropping.”
“We already know that the Trudeau carbon tax has been deemed unconstitutional by the court. It is time for the Trudeau government to cancel the carbon tax and allow that money to stay in the pockets of struggling Canadians.”