After re-raising the carbon tax on April 1, Trudeau is considering yet another carbon-based tax that specifically targets your everyday trucker.
If passed, owners of Ford F-150s will pay a $1,000 tax, while those who own a Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks will have to dish out $4,000.
The tax comes as part of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, in which the government claims it’s “making it easier for Canadians to switch to electric vehicles.” Part of this plan includes taxing truck owners so much that they can’t afford to own one anymore.
Page 192 of the report states that the government will:
“Broaden Canada’s existing Green Levy (Excise Tax) for Fuel Inefficient Vehicles to include additional ICE vehicle types, such as pickup trucks. A sliding scale for the implementation of this Green Levy should be developed based on the emissions produced from different vehicles. Revenue from a broadened Green Levy could increase available funding for ZEV incentives for individuals and organizations without limiting the fleet size and while encouraging smaller vehicles of all fuel types.
Carefully consider the impacts on and supports for low-income households and other vulnerable populations when exploring changes to the Green Levy and ZEV incentives.”
That’s right. It appears Trudeau is freezing out truck owners again. First, their bank accounts, now their savings.
This shouldn’t surprise people at this point. After all, Trudeau isn’t shy when it comes to coercing Canadians. He imposed draconian federal mandates that are still in place despite what the data says and has kept the travel ban on the unvaccinated even as the rest of the world opens up.
Now, he’s targeting truckers by legally requiring them to comply with his environmental activism. And he’s comfortable doing this despite a bleeding economy, unreasonable carbon taxes, and record-high inflation.
The cost of a truck ranges from about 40 to 80 thousand dollars, and filling up those gas tanks costs $100-$200 even before the price of oil skyrocketed. And Trudeau’s carbon tax impacts truckers more than the average car owner, as truckers need more gas, to begin with. More gas, more carbon tax.
It’s worth noting the Prime Minister is well aware that people are struggling, too. He recently acknowledged that everything is more expensive and warned Canadians of impending food shortages.
It doesn’t matter, though. Trudeau will press forward with his attack on everyday Canadians.