Eli Ridder | Report
As the Liberal Party government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the federal carbon tax on Tuesday, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer slammed the national levy, saying it will hurt struggling Canadians coast-to-coast.
Scheer told reporters and a crowd in front of a Regina Giant Tiger that “everyday essentials” such as “heating your home in the winter or stocking your fridge” would become increasingly costly due to the tax.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, among other Conservative premiers, have made their opposition to the Ottawa carbon levy clear, boosting the legal front against the Trudeau administration and standing as allies to Scheer, who acknowledged their battle against Trudeau.
“Now they’ve got reinforcements and my message to Canadians is that come 2019, the battle will be won,” he said to the cameras.
“Provinces won’t have to go to court to stop the carbon tax because a Conservative government will repeal it.”
Image of Andrew Scheer at the Regina Giant Tiger from the Andrew Scheer official Twitter.