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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2007-06-07, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Quebec raises gas taxes under guise of "carbon tax"

Quebec to collect nation's 1st carbon tax

What a load of crap. This is not a carbon tax, its a tax on oil companies. If this was a tax on carbon, then why is there no tax on coal producers?

I actually support the notion of carbon taxes but let's call this what it is, a ploy by Quebec to extort cash from the oil companies under the guise of environmentalism
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2007-06-07, 10:58 AM
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There is absolutely no doubt they will pass the burden onto consumers. It will essentially be a tax on quebec motorists.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2007-06-07, 11:01 AM
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[The carbon tax] will raise about $200 million a year to pay for energy-saving initiatives such as improvements to public transit.
I expect that a good portion of that $200M will end up squandered on useless/frivolous/unrelated "initiatives".
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What a silly tax. Why not simply add the tax to the price of gas (the existing provincial tax) instead of making yet more bureaucracy. The people will end up paying anyway.

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For any environmental improvement initiatives such as this tax, the people will pay.
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Next, they'll tax propane used on barbeques... lots of smoke coming out of them burned burgers.

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