July 19, 2024
In addition to no longer collecting the carbon tax on SaskEnergy bills, the government of Saskatchewan will not be remitting the federal carbon tax on natural gas that Saskatchewan families have used to heat their homes.

Saskatchewan will no longer send carbon tax funds to Ottawa

The Saskatchewan government has officially refused to send Ottawa federal carbon levy funds from natural gas after promising taxpayers relief.

SaskEnergy Minister Dustin Duncan said on a video posted to X by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe that he was standing in Ottawa, where 40 years ago, Pierre Trudeau took a walk in the snow and decided to resign as Prime Minister.

“Today, I took a walk in the rain and made an important decision about the carbon tax. After the cold start that we’ve had to the week, we’re all well aware that it’s still winter in Saskatchewan. And Justin Trudeau continues to leave Saskatchewan people out in the cold,” said Duncan.

Duncan said that the carbon tax has always been unaffordable, and up until the Liberals implemented an exemption on home heating oil, primarily benefiting Atlantic Canada, it has been applied fairly. The exemption gave a cold shoulder to Saskatchewan, said Duncan.

“When asked what it would take to extend similar affordability relief to families in Western Canada, a Liberal minister suggested that we should elect more Liberals. That’s no way to run a country,” said Duncan.

Saskatchewan’s premier posted on X saying that when Trudeau gave a carbon tax exemption on heating oil to Atlantic Canada, he called it “relief amid soaring costs of living” and “the right outcome.”

“When our government does the same by taking the carbon tax off natural gas for Saskatchewan families, the Trudeau government calls it ‘anarchy.’ Has there ever been a more divisive federal government?”

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