Conservatives questioned on climate plan and carbon pricing 1

Conservatives questioned on climate plan and carbon pricing


Conservative MP Tim Uppal and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on how carbon pricing affects Canadians and the economy itself.

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  1. When the f%#($ are they going to realize that you can’t just throw money at your problems and wait for them to fix themselves ?

  2. How are Canadians better off with the price on pollution ? lol are you paying for them all ?…..its better off for you since this “tax” gets in your pocket as well.

    1. Right, because doing our part within a larger context is a foreign concept in a representative democracy.

    2. @SpaceGoat What ‘larger context’ are you referring to? You mean all the other countries that have enacted a Carbon Tax? LMFAO

    1. The bill stipulates that 85% of the tax is rebated back to tax payers. 15% is directed to government general revenue, but the bill includes spending priorities. So in theory, at least, it not to pay debt. At least not directly. Our debt will most be paid by inflation IMO. The carbon tax could risk contributing to an inflationary impulse that effectively reduces debt. Hard to predict. You’ll have to review the -dismal science- economics.

    1. Appeal to emotion is ineffective. It was a flop for former Minister MacKenna who used it regularly to no productive end.

    2. Isn’t that what we were supposed to believe about the WE scandal? “It’s about the children” lol, only if you’re a fool.

  3. The TV host actually does what a journalist is supposed to do — question and challenge the politician.

  4. Canada was under a mile of ice 10,000 years ago. What caused that ice to recede into the Arctic and when exactly did that phenomenon end?

    1. @HolyEyeWasHere there are clear answers to your question but I think you think it was convincing to ask it like that. Do you even care that there is an answer. Do you even notice that it has no relevance without more context. Unlikely.

    2. @Timoteo Juans why don’t you go ahead and explain the answer instead of giving me a rhetoric filled scolding?

    3. @HolyEyeWasHere well ask yourself this does the fact that the climate has always changed mean that human can’t alter it further? Are you aware of the consequences of a warming planet are?

      But if your question is serious you just have look into the Pleistocine epoch. You’ll find all you answers their and answers to questions you didn’t know you had. Then again scientist will have produced this data so they probably made all the numbers up keep their jobs.

    4. @Timoteo Juans in other words you know even less about the topic of climate change than I do. Got it. Thanks.

    5. @HolyEyeWasHere Well of course the underlying and original scenario you mention are still in play.
      They have been for the last 2-3 billion years, and will be until just before the sun expires.
      But through the exponential burning of fossil fuels for the last couple of centuries, humans have exacerbated the process.
      Does that help explain it a bit for you ?

      I’m giving you the “layman’s” version.

  5. Just in 7-8 years everybody will pay on average $35.00 carbon tax to fill car tank. And you’ll be happy.

    1. @S Beresford oddly the climate isn’t fixed yet. What the hell happened. I thought wealth redistribution was supposed to save the climate.

    2. The Carbon Tax is designed to combat pollution, at least by idea, because we are designed socities runn by the Financial menas, however we are heading in to unavoidable disaster regardles minimum efforts to change the Clima event caused by Human recless and iresponsiblle activities!

  6. Canada can either continue with obsolete tar sands, or get in on the cutting edge of green technology and build an economy of the future…. living in denial for the benefit of a few craven cowards will only lead to our destruction… Trudeau needs to do much more, not less

    1. I dont understand where would we get our oil then? we already have some of the highest environmental standards in our oil extraction process how is shipping oil from somewhere with worse standards going to help?

    2. For starters it’s not Tar. Secondly all current “green tech” depends entirely on oil for every aspect of its existence and operation. If you want green go nuclear. lol

  7. This tax has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with wealth redistribution. Paying more to emit the same amount doesn’t help the environment

    1. The -dismal scientists- economists believe that energy demand is sufficiently elastic that higher fossil fuel cost will meaningfully lower fossil fuel consumption.

    2. This tax does work because businesses will not upgrade their equipment unless not upgrading the equipment will cost them more than upgrading it. Remember, the average joe who doesn’t own a business gets all that money back. This is just business owners pissed off they have to upgrade equipment instead of lining their pockets.

    3. @Gabriel 459.98 in carbon taxes this year, drove 14,879km in a 2015 chevy. Tell me more about how the “average joe” doesn’t pay it

  8. In short the Conservatives have no idea what they are talking about. I am no fan of the Liberals either

    1. Our politicians are a disaster, and the whole way that we chose our leadership needs to be updated to the 21 century.

  9. PEOPLES PARTY OF CANADA knows the climate changes with out having to spend taxpayers money. Vote PPC save your money.

  10. 459.98 in carbon taxes this year, drove 14,879km in a 2015 chevy. Tell me more about how the “average joe” doesn’t pay it

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