Harry Siemens talks #carbontax re farmers with CJOB’s Geoff Currier….

Manitoba farmers have their own ideas on carbon taxes; If a tax is imposed on certain inputs and emissions, it should be made refundable for producers like the GST

 Source: Ontario Farmer – Farmers at a meeting in Winkler, MB recently became more aware there are not many options when it comes to dealing with a mandatory carbon tax.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the provinces by surprise Oct. 3 by announcing they have until 2018 to adopt a carbon pricing scheme, or the federal government will step in and impose a price.

Since then eight provinces have signed on in some form or other, but two provinces have not but are looking at it from different perspectives. Premier Brad Wall of Saskatchewan has said a flat no to the feds’ implementing a carbon tax in his province and is prepared to fight it in court.