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Andrew Coyne: How a carbon tax without the U.S. can work for Canada

Andrew Coyne | November 21, 2016 | Last Updated: Nov 22 10:05 AM ET More from Andrew Coyne | @acoyne Thirty years ago, when Canada entered into negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, opponents of the deal knew, absolutely knew, that our economy could not possibly survive it. Industries in Canada, they were sure, faced much higher costs than their American competitors, to pay for our vaunted social programs. Without the protective buffer that tariffs provided, they would be decimated — or we should have to jettison the policies that made up our distinctive Canadian way of life, to level the...

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Alberta Greenhouse Growers brace for carbon tax, push for BC-style rebate

The Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association is bracing for the provincial carbon taxto come into effect in January 2017. Association spokesperson Anna De Paoli says the tax will lead to an increase in imported produce and the loss of some greenhouses. The greenhouse industry employs over 4,000 people in the province and grower Albert Cramer believes it’s time for the industry to start weighing the costs. Click here to read the rest of the article… Click to Join the Kill the Carbon Tax - Canadians 4 Energy East ACTION...

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Alberta group demands plebiscite on carbon tax

The Alberta group that recently organized rallies against the provincial carbon tax is hoping to get at least 500,000 signatures on its petition demanding a plebiscite on the carbon tax issue. The Alberta Wide Rally movement, which calls itself a grassroots organization, held about a dozen rallies throughout the province earlier this month. Todd Beasley, Alberta Wide Rally’s managing director, calls the carbon tax “an economy killer.” Click here to read the rest of the article… Click to Join the Kill the Carbon Tax - Canadians 4 Energy East ACTION...

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WestJet warns national carbon tax could ‘kill’ airline industry if government not careful

A national carbon tax that doesn’t take into account the unique challenges faced by airlines could irreparably harm Canada’s aviation industry, WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky warned Tuesday. “We’re obviously working closely with government — they need to be very careful that they don’t kill an industry that is so important to economic growth,” Saretsky told reporters after delivering a keynote speech at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region conference in Calgary. “It (a national price on carbon) needs to pass the reasonableness test.” Last week, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in an interview with Bloomberg TV Canada that the...

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Action steps you can immediately take to help Kill the Carbon Tax

As often as you can, ask someone to come here to join our group (click the map of Canada below to join the Action Group). Follow us on Facebook at Canadians 4 Energy East  on Twitter @Cnds4EnergyEst. Share with this website with your Facebook and Twitter Every time you make a call or ask a friend mention it on twitter or facebook. Call the following numbers on a rotating basis hopefully at least one call a day and ask a friend a day to make the call: –  Premier Rachel Notley 1-780-427-2251 – Finance Minister Joe Ceci: 1-780-415-4855 – Energy...

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