Letter: Carbon tax to drive prices

Neiman, a strong NDP supporter is towing the company line to pop a few buttons on the NDP carbon chest.

Carbon tax

Neiman, a strong NDP supporter is towing the company line to pop a few buttons on the NDP carbon chest. His first statement says he can’t wait to get his $300 carbon cheque in January. Not sure how that is going to happen because they have no money in that fund yet, and also they haven’t said how these payments are going to be made.

Congratulations on making your house more efficient with modern efficient furnaces and LED light bulbs. Every one I know has invested in this (costly renovations) because we were trying to ease our costs by being more efficient, and then Rachel comes in and takes that cost efficiency away with a carbon tax, because of the carbon tax the prices on absolutely everything will go up. Everything.

Also I remember a $1,000,000 boondoggle of the painting and then removal of painted bicycle lanes. So I hope you will forgive me if I find your $1,000 a year savings for biking a little bit hypocritical. Your bicycle group cost us a million so you can save a $1,000. I am still angry about that.

I also want you know that I believe in climate change because it has been happening since the dawn of time. Fifteen-thousand years ago had we been alive you and I would be having this conversation sitting under a few thousand feet of glacier ice — part of the glaciers still depleting high up in the mountains. My little car had no hand in that.

L.C.(Loyal) Smith, Red Deer

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