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Trudeau government REFUSES to release carbon tax data, says it's 'secret'

The Trudeau government is refusing to release carbon tax data, saying it is top secret so that Canadians are unable to see the findings of the report.
Nico Johnson Montreal, QC

The Trudeau government is refusing to release carbon tax data, saying it is top secret so that Canadians are unable to see the findings of the report, according to Blacklock's Reporter.

Trudeau's agricultural minister has said that neither the Canadian public or parliament should have access to his department's research—despite growing concerns over the cost and efficacy of the policy.

Last month, the Trudeau government permitted a hike on their flagship carbon tax, raising it from $20 per tonne to $30 per tonne. This came during the ongoing economic strain of the coronavirus lockdown.

The actual efficacy of the carbon tax has come under increasing scrutiny after a British Columbian report revealed that the province's tax (which is far more excessive than the federal tax) had hardly impacted carbon emissions.

Despite this, the Trudeau government has said the carbon tax figures are strictly confidential.

"The content in this document is secret, therefore it cannot be shared publicly at this time," said Trudeau's agricultural minister.

Multiple bills have been introduced to the House of Commons in order to stop the most recent carbon tax hike. This policy, it turns out, has deeply harmed rural Canadians, with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association saying it will cost $100 million by 2022

Speaking on the effects of the carbon tax, one agricultural spokesperson said that "a five thousand acre grain farm in Saskatchewan, it will take about $8,000 to $10,000 on their bottom line to pay this bill."

"This is a punishing cost at a time when we can’t afford it," they added.

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