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‘Complete insanity’ to Pursue Carbon Tax Now That Trump Will be President, Says Ambrose

Posted November 11, 2016

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Rick McConnell – CBC News)

Rather than reopen the NAFTA free-trade agreement, the Trudeau government should rethink its own proposed carbon tax now that president-elect Donald Trump is set to take over power in the United States, says interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.

In Edmonton on Thursday to talk about her party’s Alberta Jobs Taskforce, Ambrose called the federal government’s plans for a national carbon tax “insanity” and said a change of administration south the border means there is no longer any reason to pursue such policies.

Supporters of the carbon tax have insisted that such measures will help convince Americans to buy more oil from Canada if the country is seen to be doing its part to combat climate change. Click here to read more.

Related: Trump Likely to Try to Reverse Obama Environment Initiatives (U.S. News & World Report)