Trudeau attempts to divert public attention on the SNC-Lavalin scandal with... the carbon tax?

The prime minister will be trying to divert Canadians' attention by trying to ignite debate on the carbon tax.

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Mika Ryu Montreal, QC

The prime minister will be trying to divert Canadians' attention by trying to ignite debate on the carbon tax.

You heard that right. We have been experiencing a political crisis on par with the King-Byng affair of 1926 and the prime minister wants to shift the focus towards carbon taxes.

The federal government will be imposing new carbon taxes on the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where new radio ads will continue to deny that it is a tax at all. The government says that all money raised from the carbon tax in each province will be rebated directly to its residents.

Some might have us believe that the main opposition to the carbon tax is from climate change deniers, but that is far from true. In fact, the main complaint about it has been that the government has lacked or concealed any evidence of how effective it will be, how much it will cost, and that it appears to be a disguised attempt at raising tax revenue.

In fact, numbers suggest that the new tax is not even high enough to meet international agreements.

All this comes at a time when faith in the government is at an all-time low. The government would have us believe that we would not be trusting them with any more money by agreeing to submit to his tax. Just like how they would still have us believe that nothing improper was done with respect to the SNC-Lavalin affair.

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