The federal government has only one option for its carbon tax according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation: get rid of it.
CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick said the problem with the tax comes with the timing and the way they are forcing it through.
“Obviously, if provinces don’t want to do this, (the feds) shouldn’t make them do it,” said Wudrick. “It’s quite possibly an intrusion on provincial jurisdiction.”
The CTF announced this week that the federal government saying that the tax would be revenue neutral holds false details because the new tax is not revenue neutral from their standpoint.
The CTF points to the lack of precise detail as to who is going to receive the money when it comes back to the province.
Wudrick said Alberta tried to label their carbon tax as revenue neutral as well, but in reality every penny goes back to the government to be spent by the government.
He noted, by that definition, every tax in Canadian history would be considered revenue neutral.