Alberta Liberal MPs vote to keep the Carbon Tax, betraying their people
George Chahal and Randy Boissonnault voted against the Conservative Party’s motion to pause the tax for all Canadians, including Albertans.

TCS Wire

November 6, 2023

Liberal MPs in Alberta voted against a carbon tax pause on all forms of home heating, helping the Trudeau government keep the carbon tax on Albertans for the indefinite future.

Alberta Liberal MPs vote to keep the Carbon Tax, betraying their people

The Conservative Party’s motion to pause the Trudeau carbon tax for three years on all forms of home heating lost by a vote of 186 — 135 after the Bloq Québécois separatists voted against the motion alongside the Trudeau Liberals.

Porch pirate George Chahal and Randy Boissonnault voted against the Conservative Party’s motion to pause the tax for all Canadians, including Albertans, most of home use natural gas to heat their homes.

The New Democrat Party (NDP) MPs backed Pierre Poilievre’s motion, but the Bloq Québécois sided with the all Liberal Party MPs, including Chahal and Boissonnault.

The Conservative Party leader’s proposal came just a week after Trudeau backtracked on his carbon tax scheme with a three year “pause,” but only for home heating oil — something that mostly only Atlantic Canadians use.

The Trudeau Liberals have said that no more carbon tax carve-outs will come. In the House of Commons last week, Trudeau stuck to climate change talking points, in justifying the tax despite the one-off backtrack. 

NDP House Leader Peter Julian said on Friday that his party would be supporting the Conservative’s motion to pause the carbon tax on all home heating devices, stating that Trudeau’s very specific backtrack was done in haste and isn’t fair to Canadians who don’t use home heating oil.

Moe says no

Last week, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said that he will instruct Sask Energy to stop collecting the federal carbon tax on January 1 if Trudeau doesn’t scrap it before then. 

Subsequently, Liberal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland suggested that it’s possible Moe will get criminally charged if he follows through on his carbon tax ultimatum. 

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