Zeitgeist Posted January 26 Report Share Posted January 26 On 1/24/2023 at 7:55 PM, Moonbox said: No, it's really not. If you add a 5% carbon tax, you're adding 5% to each carbon-based input in the supply chain, not the whole supply chain. If fuel/energy/delivery costs only add up to 20% of the total end-price of the item being purchased, then you're adding 5% to that 20%, which according to my abacus is 1% and that means I'm not wrong. I drive around 40,000km per year for business alone, nevermind my travel for hockey, golf etc. I very much understand the cost of commuting and fuel. We can have a reasonable conversation without you saying silly things like that, can't we? Natural gas plants operating at scale are far, far cleaner than your G-Wagon for your commute. If you're commuting your Corola to Toronto every day, than I do feel for you (especially because its cancer to drive on the highway) but if you're commuting in a Corola you're probably not part of the problem and will likely get most of that back in tax credits. 🤷♂️ This is a very good point, and one I used to argue on this very forum years ago. If we're taxing our polluters here, but then closing our factories down and offshoring our pollution to China or Mexico, we've not achieved anything but lost jobs. That's why the climate treaties and multi-lateral agreements need to be made (and are being made). We're headed for a future where Canadian export industries will get taxed/tariffed for being dirty and complaining about it at home isn't going to matter. That goes both ways though. We need to penalized companies that outsource their pollution and then try to bring the production back here. If you tax Canadian companies that offshore production to dirtier jurisdictions, consumer money will just buy the same products from foreign companies. The playing field isn’t level, and if you think Gina is going to abide by our green boy scout club rules, I’ve got land you might love in Tuktayuktuk… Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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