Re. Dan Albas column Carbon tax opposition (Castanet, June 8)
(Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola) MP Dan Albas leaves out two vital factors when he talks about the carbon tax.
One is that the money collected via the tax is distributed back to Canadians, dollar for dollar as I understand it. Presumably there must be some overhead cost so this is less of a tax and more of a redistribution. As such, whether you agree with the need for the tax or disagree, it will have very little impact on inflation.
Secondly, and this is the more important (point), we are in June and virtually the entire country is experiencing the worst wildfire season ever reported. Climate change is here and is devastating us.
I will consider voting for the Conservatives when I actually hear them make commitments on how they are going to deal with this. They have pitched themselves as the friends of oil and gas, and oppose taxes, but magically are going to stop our CO2 emissions from rising. How, Dan, how?