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View Dan Mazier Profile
CPC (MB)
Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you, Minister and officials, for coming out this morning.
Minister, in 2017 your predecessor, Ms. McKenna, referred to the Manitoba climate and green plan as one of the best climate plans submitted by a provincial government.
Last week, that plan was resubmitted, and it included a carbon levy and exemptions for farm families.
I have a simple question, Minister. Will this government approve the Manitoba climate and green plan, yes or no?
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CPC (MB)
Excuse me, Minister. So, you haven't seen even your predecessor's...and you didn't talk about it at cabinet and you haven't seen the proposal, so you have no idea what that plan was.
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CPC (MB)
Okay.
I don't know if you get the gravity of how important it is to the Province of Manitoba to have this plan approved. There are a lot of struggling farmers out there. They are struggling to pay their bills, and a lot of the struggling on the financial side of it is from the carbon tax that's been imposed on grain drying and space heating.
It's causing a lot of financial stress. It's also causing a lot of mental stress. As a matter of fact, the Manitoba farm and rural stress line is starting to receive increased calls.
I don't know if you see any correlation, Minister, between farmers' accessing mental health services and the impact the imposition of the carbon tax has had on farmers, especially since you have imposed those carbon taxes. I don't know if you see any correlation in that or if you have heard anything about that.
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View Dan Mazier Profile
CPC (MB)
It's the financial stress that has caused this.
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CPC (MB)
Well, the carbon tax is part of the supplementary estimates.
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CPC (MB)
There have been requests that the carbon tax be removed from grain drying and from space heating. You claim that Canadians are better off with the carbon tax's having been implemented.
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CPC (MB)
Carbon tax isn't?
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CPC (MB)
Really?
No, I don't have time to take a look at it.
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CPC (MB)
So I can't talk about anything about carbon tax being implemented on the options.
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CPC (MB)
I have a problem with the carbon tax.
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CPC (MB)
I guess we can't talk about the $10,000 that has been imposed through the carbon tax due to grain dryers. I can't ask the minister about families being better off by being taxed to death with a carbon tax and making their farm operations inoperable.
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CPC (MB)
What about zero emissions?
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CPC (MB)
Okay.
On zero emissions, has your department reviewed any documents with regard to farmers putting carbon back into the life cycle of agriculture?
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CPC (MB)
When you say “actively”, what kind of modelling are you using with that that is accurate?
There are actually lots of numbers out there that prove we're a net benefiter and that agriculture is part of the solution. We haven't seen that yet. We've just seen the increase in carbon taxes. We're paying thousands of dollars in carbon tax.
When are we going to get to the point where we can be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem?
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CPC (MB)
How do we do that, Minister?
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