SIMS: B.C. emissions up despite highest carbon tax

By Kris Sims

Canadians be warned: British Columbia’s carbon tax is not working.

We pay the highest carbon tax in Canada and all we have to show for it are emptier wallets and higher emissions.

The B.C. government’s numbers show the province’s emissions have shot up 10% the past three years.

Titled Provincial Inventory 1990-2018, stats show emissions at 67.9 million tonnes in 2018. That’s up from 65.8 million tonnes in 2017 and up from 64.4 million tonnes in 2016.

Emissions have gone up in five of the last seven years.

It’s time for the government led by B.C. Premier John Horgan to go back to its roots, admit this carbon tax isn’t working and cancel it. Horgan should do this because it’s the right thing to do for the hardworking people of his province and as an example for the rest of Canada.

Prime Minster Justin Trudeau used B.C.’s carbon tax as a template for his federal carbon tax.

Horgan shouldn’t let Trudeau make the same mistakes B.C. made. Canadians can’t afford it as they struggle to recover from the COVID-19 economic mess.

This article appeared on the Toronto Sun website at https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/sims-b-c-emissions-up-despite-highest-carbon-tax