View Full Version : As carbon pricing becomes reality, fewer Canadians support such schemes: Angus Reid.

07-06-2017, 07:05 PM

July 5, 2017– A new study from the Angus Reid Institute indicates Canadian support for federal carbon pricing has cooled as the issue morphs from plan to reality.

Several provinces have already implemented their own emissions reduction plans – either through a carbon tax or cap and trade – in order to reduce emissions in order to meet targets set by the ratification of the Paris accord.

But at least half of the population in every region outside of Quebec tells the Institute it is opposed to Ottawa’s program of setting a mandatory nationwide carbon price for provinces who fail to create their own acceptable plan.

This study also finds a substantial number of Canadians would like to see their own provincial leaders push back against the federal carbon pricing minimums.

Four-in-ten Canadians – including slim majorities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick – say their provinces should resist federal standards.

07-06-2017, 07:07 PM
Funny ain't it.

All those progressives and millenial dips--ts who loved the idea of carbon taxes suddenly don't like them so much when they realize they actually have to pay out of their own pockets.

killer kane
07-06-2017, 07:17 PM
And the "Slim Majority" in redberta is only because the numbers were cooked, or they took a sample from redmonton.

Rory McCanuck
07-06-2017, 08:03 PM
Funny, I don't remember anyone asking for Manitobans' opinions for a poll, either.

07-06-2017, 08:07 PM
And the "Slim Majority" in redberta is only because the numbers were cooked, or they took a sample from redmonton.

There are plenty of yuppies in Calgary nowadays, there's a cosmopolitan, academic culture thriving in this generation. Too much money for too long and the mosquitos have thrived.

M1917 Enfield
07-07-2017, 07:53 AM
My brother and sister in law are these type of Lieberal supporting progressive sheeple! The sister-in-law is a teacher and the Brother-in-law a business owner.

They life in a very nice 3000 sq.ft. home with all the latest mod cons and used to only drive hybrid vehicles. They also have a hot-tub and heated in-ground pool.

I noticed when over visiting recently that they got rid of both their hybrid vehicles and the brother-in-law is now driving a brand new, fully loaded including leather seats, Ford Expedition Platinum Max and the sister-in-law wife a twin turbo Ford Edge.

I asked why the switch and they said they tried them but did not find them saving any money on gas and they got terrible trade in returns as they age as the dealers would tell them nobody wants to invest in expensive new batteries which soon may be needed. The find they can get a much nicer loaded all gas vehicle for the same or lower dollar price and when they trade it in every 3-4 years they don't lose so much and get a much better trade in price!

They also have their hot-tub taken out of use and I was told by them that after their last electricity bill that was over $900 for the month they decided they can not afford to keep heating and running it!

I call them champagne socialists!

07-07-2017, 12:18 PM
[QUOTE=M1917 Enfield;
I call them champagne socialists![/QUOTE]

May be Grandpa Lenin's calling for such type of people was sharper to the point - "Useful Idiots"

M1917 Enfield
07-07-2017, 12:30 PM
And these two in-laws still are very fervent supporters of the Liberals and their hero JT!

07-07-2017, 12:45 PM
You should call them "morons"

Anyone not smart enough to understand that carbon taxes mean increased prices is too dumb to chew bubble gum and talk at the same time.

07-07-2017, 09:33 PM
Notice the continued push, and failure, to substitute the weasel word "pricing" for tax.

i simply cannot comprehend the mental process of anyone who wants to pay more taxes; It's utterly alien. Hey bozos - if you want to give government more money just write a cheque to the Receiver General, or whomever it is nowadays.