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The Trudeau government was mocked by the House of Commons' agriculture committee after they suggested that the recent carbon tax hike wasn't hurting farmers financially.
The Trudeau government suggested that farmers were only paying as little as 60 cents per day for grain drying—in reality, the figure if far more substantial, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
When the Trudeau government was confronted about their claims, the Deputy Agriculture Minister Chris Forbes declared that it was "probably a question of the average."
"My take without having looked at individual producers’ bills and looking at the averages and the overall numbers we’ve got from some of the producers groups and also from our own work is that this is probably a question of the average," continued the deputy minister.
"Obviously there will be people above and people below the average," he conceded.
Previously, the Trudeau government suggested that it costed a meagre $210 - $819 per year to operate grain dryers with the new carbon tax. This, however, was revealed to be a fallacy by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business who revealed the average cost to be $13,979 per year for farmers.
Worse still, the cabinet has repeatedly refused to release government data on the tax costs as the "content in this document is secret."