Lobby group praises Ford for ‘no carbon tax’ pledge
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is applauding the July 12 speech from the throne, which committed the government to introducing legislation that would end Ontario’s cap-and-trade carbon tax
On February 10, Mr. Ford signed a pledge with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation committing him to both cancel cap-and-trade and to challenge the federal carbon tax. His promise to eliminate the tax was prominently featured in his election campaign.
“The cap-and-trade carbon tax has already cost Ontarians $2.9 billion. The tax never should have been introduced, and ending it is the right thing to do. We want to see the tax eliminated with as little cost as possible – by simply allowing the existing credits to expire and refusing to issue any additional credits. Keeping the tax in place will cost many times more than the cost of eliminating it,” continued Van Geyn.