To British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Environment Minister George Heyman:
British Columbia’s new carbon tax hike is an unfair hit to British Columbian families, businesses and rural communities.
With direct costs rising to $900 per year for the average BC family by 2030, the carbon tax will also increase the price of food and clothing, and will mean lost investment in our province.
A federally imposed carbon price of $50/tonne would have an even larger impact, costing the average Canadian household $2,569 annually by 2022.
The carbon tax will hit rural British Columbians particularly hard where driving is a necessity.
On top of tens of thousands of job losses as well as increases to taxes on income, business, gas, train fuel, large emissions, cigarettes, alcohol and craft beer, this expanded carbon tax is kicking British Columbians when they’re down.
We the undersigned call on the British Columbia government to scrap the carbon tax.