#Manitoba should oppose Ottawa’s #carbontax | Todd MacKay | Columnists | Opinion

There’s a lack of logic in Manitoba’s carbon tax debate and it’s causing uncertainty for farmers.In other western provinces, the debate is clear. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sincerely believes her carbon tax will help the environment. Neighbouring Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall opposes the tax as economically harmful and environmentally ineffective.But the message Manitoba farmers are hearing from their provincially-elected representatives goes something like this: “A carbon tax will hurt the economy more than help the environment, but if you don’t like it, this is a federal initiative.” It’s a bewildering provincial position that leaves farmers wondering where they stand.

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