Today's letters: Carbon tax will have an impact on Canadians

By Lorne Hess and Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa Citizen Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2019

The carbon tax is going to cost us

Starting Monday, the cost of gas has gone up 4.4 cents per litre due to the federal government’s $20-per-tonne carbon tax. It’s proposed the tax will increase to $50 per tonne by 2022, so it’s reasonable to expect a corresponding increase in gas prices of 11 cents per litre, using current numbers

(...)Environment advocates should practise what they preach

Re: It’s time to go beyond Earth Hour, March 30.

Bill Eggertson writes that Earth Day accomplishes almost nothing and that all of us can and should do more to reduce our carbon emissions. It’s difficult to disagree with the argument. However, it is even more difficult to buy the argument when it is most often coming from hypocritical politicians and other self-styled promoters of a greener life.


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