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From: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: The Trudeau Carbon Tax 3

'Pollution isn't free': Catherine McKenna makes her case for pricing carbon
Environment minister releases a technical paper and sharpens her rhetoric
By Aaron Wherry
CBC News
May 18, 2017

Technical paper on carbon

 The reason for McKenna's appearance in the foyer was her department's release of a "technical paper" on the "federal carbon pricing backstop."

 If you are particularly interested in "inter-jurisdictional commercial transportation requirements" and such, you will want to carefully review all 26 pages. If you are interested in estimated financial impacts, there are three charts laying out how a levy might increase the price of various fuels.

 But, in broad terms, McKenna's comments are useful fodder for debate and examination.

 What has generally been described as a "price on carbon" is now described by McKenna as a "price on pollution" or a "price on carbon pollution," presumably because someone in the Liberal government decided the word "pollution" was more evocative.

It's hard to be mad at carbon. Pollution, on the other hand, has a bad name. So, in the course of her short meeting with reporters, McKenna made two dozen references to a price on pollution.

Read on:


First things first: carbon, in particular CO2, is not a pollutant; it is a natural part of our environment including the air we breathe. Trying to tie a carbon tax to pollution is subterfuge and an insult to Canadians.

"Canadians realize that polluting isn't free." That broad statement is also subterfuge and an insult. Pollution involves much more than CO2 emissions. The Trudeau carbon tax is not aimed at industrial polluters � it is aimed squarely at individuals and accuses us of polluting air, land and water for which Trudeau intends to punish us.

"We know that carbon pollution causes droughts, fires and floods across our country and across the world, and that it impacts on our health through issues like asthma, premature mortality and more emergency room visits," she continued, reviewing the consequences of climate change and dirty air.

Now CO2 emissions cause asthma, premature mortality and more emergency room visits? If that were so millions of Canadian would be dead as the air we breathe is 0.04% CO2.

We have watched this government shape shift from global warming to climate change to pollution in its efforts to find an excuse, any excuse, to tax us more. Our climate is changing. It has for millenniums and will continue to do so. Solar flares and other phenomena such as volcanic eruptions have a profound effect on our climate.

Where is the promise that this tax will protect us from the ravages of climate change? It is not there because the Trudeau tax will not make any difference to climate change. None. It is a hoax folks.

"Making polluters pay is a critical part of any climate plan."        

 What climate plan? Does McKenna believe that her government can develop a climate plan for the world? Few nations are on board with reducing pollution and the most significant CO2 emission producers are not on board with the UN driven climate change fraud. Who else is supporting this alleged climate change plan?

The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997, two decades ago, but did not come into force until 2005 � and no nation has been able to achieve Kyoto protocol targets. It is a farce.

 The Paris agreement, held at great cost in 2015 sets new targets and time frames for carbon emission reductions, but contains no effective penalties for failure to meet targets. It is another farce. There is no international momentum to combat climate change.

 The argument that Canada must do its bit has worn out and is no longer credible.

We are inundated with meaningless platitudes such as: �sustainable energy�; �renewable energy�; �clean energy� but have no plan to create a national power grid to take full advantage of our hydro electrical energy or natural gas capacity. There is no connection between the platitudes and reality. There is no plan, strategy or budget to shift from present energy supply to some other form of energy supply. The carbon tax is a money grab, not part of any coherent plan for future energy supply.

There is considerable doubt that the federal government has constitutional jurisdiction over the environment. If Trudeau is determined to seize jurisdiction he is obligated to assume full responsibility. Any provincial statute inconsistent with federal law is deemed void. Another issue apparently not taken into consideration is that federal law must be consistent. It cannot change from province to province. Equality provisions of the charter prevent that.

The carbon tax, like most socialist plans, is based in idealism and half-vast concepts rather than sound planning. We are being played for fools.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba


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