Carbon tax has never been revenue neutral

Re: Editorial, Looming global energy issues behind carbon tax.

Editor:

Re: Editorial, Looming global energy issues behind carbon tax.

This tax was never revenue neutral, and it never will be. It negatively impacts many industries, including as you have stated, the agriculture industry which is already hard hit by low priced, often government subsidized products coming in from other countries.

This tax also takes valuable and much needed resources from the education system and health care — and to what purpose? It goes to pay multinational corporations for questionable and alleged green projects they claim to be undertaking.

The tax was wrong to begin with, and wrong to continue with, and the only ones benefiting are big business  and Christy Clark, when she hands it out at photo ops that promote her BC Liberals.

At least one party, the BC Conservatives, have been correct in identifying the futility of the tax in reducing our carbon footprint, and have called for its abolishment.

Alan Forseth

Kamloops (a former Williams Lake resident)