By Russ Corbett, InsideOttawaValley Letter to the Editor, January 2, 2020 To the editor: Re. "Ottawa River Named News Maker of The Year" Jan. 2, 2020. Is this not a hoax perpetrated on the public, aided and abetted by the media and all levels of government?
Let's start with the federal level. Canadians are dictated to and supposed to believe the carbon tax is going to reduce carbon emissions by reducing consumption of gasoline and heating fuels. As the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has stated, in spite of the carbon tax, gas/diesel consumption keeps rising along with carbon emissions, and $30 per tonne is about to rise to $50 per tonne in 2021.Promises of "revenue neutral," because other tax cuts would offset the carbon tax, are total deception.