Axe the Carbon Tax - Petition


To the Pallister government of Manitoba...

The background to this petition is as follows:

1)  The people of Manitoba are alarmed at the announcement by the government of premier Brian Pallister to impose a Carbon Tax on the province in 2018.

2)  The Progressive Conservative party did not campaign on a promise to introduce a Carbon Tax in the 2016 Election, and did promise to respect a Progressive Conservative law requiring a referendum before the imposition of any new taxes.

3)  The PC government claims the Pallister Carbon Tax is a "Made in Manitoba" solution to the threat of a similar tax to be levied by the Trudeau Liberals -- even as conservatives in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario refuse to introduce such a tax and instead will sue Ottawa to defend their citizens and provincial economies.

4)  Numerous studies have proven that a Carbon Tax does not reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and is never "revenue neutral."  In British Columbia, the only jurisdiction in Canada with a Carbon Tax, emissions have risen, and net government revenues there have increased by the billions.

5)  The Pallister government plans to use the proceeds of its Carbon Tax for several illegitimate uses:  for general revenue, to pay for a promise to lower the PST, and to finance the purchase of swampland, and to fund the growth of government in the form of a brand new Crown corporation and bureaucracy called Efficiency Manitoba.

We petition the Pallister government as follows:

1)  To immediately repeal its Carbon Tax legislation.

2)  We urge the Pallister government to instead join the other Prairie provinces in suing Ottawa to protect and defend Manitoba's taxpayers and economy.

3)  We demand that the Pallister government respect the letter and spirit of the last Progressive Conservative government's Balanced Budget Law and commit to holding a referendum before any new taxes can be introduced in Manitoba.

Who's signing

Larry Brandt
David Bogomolny
alison dickson
Disko Antonio
Sylvia Susanto
Bryan Senka
Faythe Frame
Glenn Dickson
Rick Baltimore
82 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Larry Brandt
    signed 2018-04-24 22:23:47 -0500
  • David Bogomolny
    signed 2018-04-24 08:53:10 -0500
  • alison dickson
    signed via 2018-04-24 00:23:22 -0500
  • Disko Antonio
    signed 2018-04-23 13:18:22 -0500
    Every kind of NO.
  • Sylvia Susanto
    signed 2018-04-23 12:15:52 -0500
  • Bryan Senka
    signed via 2018-04-23 01:55:47 -0500
    We were promised lower taxes. The campaign not only opposed the carbon tax, but also claimed no new taxes would be introduced without a referendum. This tax is not what I voted for.
  • Faythe Frame
    signed via 2018-04-22 16:46:59 -0500
  • Glenn Dickson
    signed via 2018-04-22 16:36:22 -0500
  • Rick Baltimore
    signed 2018-04-22 16:05:28 -0500
    Rick Baltimore
  • Steven Fletcher
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-22 14:00:35 -0500
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  • Steven Fletcher
    @HonSFletcher tweeted link to this page. 2018-04-22 14:00:31 -0500