Wynne’s dishonest carbon tax
Through deliberate political decision-making, Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government have basically turned Ontario’s carbon pricing system into a political slush fund.
I’m not saying it’s illegal.
I’m saying its primary purpose isn’t to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.
It’s to grow government revenues and buy political support for the Liberals heading into the June, 2018 election.
Wynne said nothing about imposing carbon pricing on Ontarians in the 2014 vote.
After the election, she said she had no plans to introduce a carbon tax.
Instead, she introduced cap and trade, a carbon tax by another name.
It raises the prices of goods and services, instead of the taxes on them.
Whatever you call it, an honest carbon tax is revenue neutral.