#45 Recall Legislation, Magic Carbon Tax Math, and Montreal Pays for Snow

Episode 49 January 12, 2021 00:27:22
#45 Recall Legislation, Magic Carbon Tax Math, and Montreal Pays for Snow
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#45 Recall Legislation, Magic Carbon Tax Math, and Montreal Pays for Snow
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Show Notes

News at the Top – Alberta Rolling Out Recall Legislation

After a wave of bad press for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney over travelling MLAs and government staff, recall legislation is back on the table. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano tells Todd MacKay about the proposition.

Link: https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-sun-soaked-vacations-show-why-albertans-need-recall-legislation

SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/mla-recall-in-alberta

Deep Dive – Magic Carbon Tax Math

Franco stays on to speak with Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton, about a new report from the federal government that undermines the line Ottawa’s key carbon tax line: that it would put more money back in our pockets. 

Turns out, it wasn’t even close.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/carbon-tax-not-revenue-neutral-last-year?id=

SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax

Waste Watch – Montreal Pays for Snow

The average person would think Montreal gets more than enough snow without their local government blowing taxpayers money on snowmaking equipment. Yet that’s exactly what the city did over the holidays. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks it down for Todd.

Links: https://twitter.com/renaudbrossard/status/1344018875223068679?s=21

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