The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), moved, — That, given that,
(i) Canada's Food Price Report 2023 states that a typical farm will pay $150,000 in
carbon tax per year when the carbon tax is tripled,
(ii) families will pay an additional $1,065 for groceries in 2023 for a total of $16,288 due
to increased costs being passed on to consumers,
(iii) food bank visits were at an all-time high reaching 1.5 million in March 2022, a 15%
increase from the previous year according to Food Banks Canada,
(iv) 20% of Canadians are skipping meals and grocery price inflation is at 11%,
the House call on the government to cancel the carbon tax that is applied to all food inputs and
(a) all farm fuels;
(b) grain drying;
(d) transportation; and
(e) other appropriate aspects of the food supply system.
Debate arose thereon.