Premier-Designate Doug Ford Announces an End to Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax

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Incoming government will use every power available to challenge federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families, individuals and small businesses
TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on the people of Ontario.

“I made a promise to the people that we would take immediate action to scrap the cap-and-trade carbon tax and bring gas their prices down,” said Ford. “Today, I want to confirm that as a first step to lowering taxes in Ontario, the carbon tax’s days are numbered.”

Ford also announced that Ontario would be serving notice of its withdrawal from the joint agreement linking Ontario, Quebec and California’s cap-and-trade markets as well as the pro-carbon tax Western Climate Initiative. The Premier-designate confirmed that he has directed officials to immediately take steps to withdraw Ontario from future auctions for cap-and-trade credits. The government will provide clear rules for the orderly wind down of the cap-and-trade program.

Finally, Ford announced that he will be issuing specific directions to his incoming attorney general to use all available resources at the disposal of the government to challenge the federal government’s authority to arbitrarily impose a carbon tax on Ontario families.

“Eliminating the carbon tax and cap-and-trade is the right thing to do and is a key component in our plan to bring your gas prices down by 10 cents per litre,” said Ford. “It also sends a clear message that things are now different. No longer will Ontario’s government answer to insiders, special interests and elites. Instead, we will now have a government for the people. Help is here.”

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  1. Disagree. The original intention of the carbon tax is to force change to save the world. Now what’s going to force that change. Doug Ford? Doubt it

  2. So correct me if I’m wrong ….the companies in Ontario that bought around 2 billion dollars worth of carbon permits will want to be compensated if this goes through ( I guess we are paying for that 🤔) , it takes about a years oh ya and then gotta argue with federal government and supreme court ( and unfortunately most likely lose)…..sounds great though🖕🖕..

  3. Considering this will end up as a Supreme Court decision and in all likelihood be a loss for him I guess getting in front of the issue is considered a win in Ford Nation land

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