The BC NDP is doing everything in its power to lower the quality of life for British Columbians just to virtue signal how its fighting “climate change” about trying to reduce emissions. The BC NDP has kept the BC Carbon Tax while introducing a second carbon tax, it has also brought in a new building code for new developments for “Zero-Emissions” buildings and has recently imposed electric vehicle sales mandates and radically increased the targets.
It’s a fact that no matter how much of your money the government grabs with its carbon tax, it will not change the weather.
Taxation is not a climate plan and only drives up the cost of living for all British Columbians. It’s a tax on living because everything you need and do is hit with the carbon tax at nearly every point of the supply chain creating essentially a compound tax scheme. Taxing British Columbians to give their money to a few other individuals a “climate rebate” isn’t a climate plan, that’s called a wealth redistribution scheme.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation admitted during the committee stage on Bill 31 “Zero-Emission vehicles Amendment Act” that British Columbia is already ahead of the curve. If British Columbia is well ahead of every other jurisdiction what is the point of legislating EV sales?
- Adapt for climate change
- Eliminate the carbon tax. The carbon tax kills competitive small businesses and jacks up the cost of living by ruining your purchasing power
- Scrap “CleanBC”
- Scrap EV purchase rebate: It’s unfair for British Columbians to provide a purchasing discount to others that can already afford to purchase a brand new electric vehicle.
- End subsidies to all energy sectors.
- Wildfire protection – Build forest fire fighter out posts with fire watch towers. Station drones at the towers to do patrols. Build water reservoirs that can be used on demand for fighting wild fires.
Fact: According to statistics Canada as of 2019 British Columbia is generating 87% of it’s electricity from Hydro Electric sources. Other nations around the world are using dirty coal burning power plants.
- Expand LNG
Build up our LNG export facilities. Export our cleaner burning LNG to coal burning nations to reduce emissions in other nations for a global impact on emission reduction.
- Build Pipelines.
Pipelines have proven to be the most efficient and fastest way to transport water, oil and natural gas to bring our resources to the market
- Stop imposing unrealistic “environmental” targets.
- Explore other forms of dependable energy such as nuclear