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CBC Manitoba: Manitoba government intends to ask Ottawa to get rid of carbon tax in province

March 28, 2024 — 

Gregory Mason, an associate professor of economics at the University of Manitoba, was among dozens of Canadian academics who released an open letter this week, defending the carbon tax in the face of increasing opposition.

He said it’s disappointing critics have “mangled the intent” of the tax, which is designed to nudge people into using greener forms of transportation. He also noted Canadians get quarterly rebate cheques to offset the price on pollution.

Mason said the rising cost of living shouldn’t be attributed to the carbon tax. 

“I don’t think the inflation can be [blamed on] the carbon tax any more than the fact that my property taxes went up this year is increasing inflation,” he said in an interview.

For the full story, please visit CBC Manitoba.

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