playing games with Carbon Tax
Released by the BC Conservative Party
Martin, BC Conservative candidate in the Chilliwack-Hope by-election,
responded to a recent Ministry of Agriculture announcement that $7.6 million
will be provided to the BC greenhouse grower industry as a one-time rebate
in 2012 of the carbon tax. The money will be provided through grants
administered by the BC Greenhouse Growers' Association and the United Flower
Martin stated, "This process is wrong on two fronts. Why should every other
British Columbian pay for the carbon tax but greenhouse growers be exempted?
Secondly, why does the government create a bureaucracy to collect the carbon
tax and then to create a second bureaucracy to give the carbon tax back to
greenhouse growers? Our greenhouse industry is going to be swamped with
paperwork simply to get back carbon taxes they paid in the first place."
Martin continued, "It is quite clear that the government is desperately
trying to buy votes in this upcoming by-election with taxpayers' money."
Martin concluded, "The BC Conservatives have a simpler solution: eliminating
the carbon tax for all British Columbians. Anything else legitimizes the
carbon tax, and a vote for the Liberals and NDP is a vote for the carbon
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