1) The NDP platform promises to make every aspect of our lives more expensive by putting a price on carbon in the name of the new globally-mandated belief system that “carbon emissions” are causing “climate change.”
It’s time to restore Canada’s environmental credibility at home and around the world by
putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay and taking meaningful steps to reduce
carbon emissions. NDP Full Platform 2015, p. 49
They don’t mention that the term “carbon emissions” includes the life-giving, odorless, non-polluting gas called “carbon dioxide”. The basic products of all combustion include water vapor and carbon dioxide. To demonize water vapor would be too ridiculous, but the globalists have managed to demonize carbon dioxide because of public ignorance (the amazing “education” system and corporate “news” media.)
To “reduce” “carbon emissions”, we would have to use less fuel to heat our homes, we would have to burn less gasoline and less natural gas, and there would have to be less production of products and services. If the carbon taxes affect the price of every product and everything we do, then wouldn’t that lead to greater debt, colder homes, less driving, less buying and a slower economy? Society would have to be re-engineered, wouldn’t it? If companies had to pay more towards fuel costs, wouldn’t the wages for their employees drop? Wouldn’t their prices be higher? Are we rolling in prosperity or something? Our expectations are being altered. Our society is being altered. Agenda 21 living arrangements will be forced on people. “Smart Growth” is the plan, already introduced.
. . . Federal carbon pricing revenues will be returned to the provinces so that they can be reinvested in greenhouse gas reduction efforts.
The NDP will:
Work with provinces and territories to develop a pan-Canadian cap-and-trade system that sets concrete emissions limits for Canada’s major polluters.
The NDP initiative will recognize efforts already underway in provinces like British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and will allow jurisdictions to opt out if their own carbon pricing plans meet or exceed federal standards. (ibid., p. 49)
If anyone wants to add any evidence for their belief that “carbon” emissions are causing “climate change”, please do.
2) The Liberal Party promises to put a price on carbon also! See 1).
We will provide national leadership and join with the provinces and territories to take action on climate change, put a price on carbon, and reduce carbon pollution. RealChange: A New Plan for a Strong Middle Class, p. 39
The provinces and territories recognize the need to act now, and have already begun to price carbon and take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. . . .
We will instead partner with provincial and territorial leaders to develop real climate change solutions, consistent with our international obligations [global government] to protect the planet, all while growing our economy. Together, we will attend the Paris climate conference, and within 90 days formally meet to establish a pan-Canadian framework for combatting climate change.
We will work together to establish national emissions-reduction targets, and ensure that the provinces and territories have targeted federal funding and the flexibility to design their own policies to meet these commitments, including their own carbon pricing policies. (p. 39,40)
The Liberal Party document is thorough and seems to be tied in with the globalist terminology and conferences. I think Trudeau and the Liberal Party is favored by the bankers as it gets plenty of air-time in the media consistently, even though the NDP is supposed to be the Official Opposition.
These targets must recognise the economic cost and catastrophic impact that a greater-than-two-degree increase in average global temperatures would represent, as well as the need for Canada to do its part to prevent that from happening. (p. 40)
Here is the new Armageddon mythology about preventing the earth from warming above two degrees (even though it’s not warming–if you have evidence that the earth has been warming with these freezing winters we’ve been having, you can always add it to the comments so it can be assessed. Let’s put the “evidence” to the test.)
Partnering with the provinces and territories, we will create a new Low Carbon Economy Trust. The Trust will provide funding to projects that materially reduce carbon emissions under the new pan-Canadian framework. We will endow the Low Carbon Economy Trust with $2 billion in our mandate. (p. 40)
Does “Low Carbon” sound like a wonderful thing to you? Does it sound like a strong economy?
To me, “low carbon” and carbon pricing means less of everything. Less energy. Less stuff. Less opportunities. Less services. Or, at least, less of everything for those who aren’t rich enough to afford the higher “low carbon” prices.
Since we’re made of carbon, does that mean less people? Yes, actually, less people is part of the globalist, international agenda. I’ve supplied plenty of evidence about that at my site (see category: Population Control). It’s going to be more expensive to raise a family (for most people), so the logic follows.
What about the heavy industry? Will solar and wind be able to supply the power necessary to produce all the “green” energy devices such as solar and wind? I think this is why I keep hearing talk about nuclear energy (as in Bill Gates’ famous Ted Talks speech). Who will pay for the proper kind of nuclear energy if that’s the case and what kind of transition will be necessary in the meantime before that comes about?
What will it be like to not be able to afford what we used to afford when the carbon prices make everything more expensive? How well will the health care system function in a carbon pricing environment?
Trees, animals, people, everything’s made of carbon. Life depends on carbon dioxide. Is carbon dioxide really such a monster as they want us to belief? We need heat to live and it’s one of the clean, non-toxic, plant-sustaining by-products when we use combustion to heat our homes and business.
The elites want us to pay for it. What if I don’t want to pay for it? Are we in a bind when it comes to the choice of political parties? These political parties work for the elites and the elites have a monopolist one-world governance agenda.
3) The tiny Green Party (which has taken some great stands on Libya and Bill C-51) has the same kind of awful carbon pricing policies that you would expect.
From the Green Party platform 2015:
An army of contractors will
plug the leaks that increase greenhouse gases and costs. These changes alone will reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent nationwide. (p. 10)
And someone will pay for the army of contractors and someone will pay for the micro-management of everything that is WRONG with YOUR HOME and will ADVISE YOU ON WHY YOU NEED TO FIX IT. And oh no, you won’t need to pay for it, right? It’s not going to cost you anything, sure. “YOUR” home, right? At least you thought it didn’t belong to the globalist Big Brother? There won’t be any arm-twisting? Just “incentives.” (p. 10). Isn’t that what taxes are for? Re-engineering society and pushing people around. Will there be people who won’t be able to afford to stay in their homes because of this new climate religious belief system that drives its zealots?
By providing a cheque to every Canadian over 18, the carbon fee and dividend system will also assist in providing help to those who need it most. (p. 20)
Sounds like the nicer, gentler way of altering behavior?
Partnering with the provinces to price carbon, implement a Canadian Fee and Dividend Plan, rapidly phase out coal-fired electricity, and transition to a prosperous, decarbonized economy.
. . . eliminating all fossil fuel subsidies . . .
Next, we must work together to put a national price on carbon. . . .
The Carbon Fee and Dividend Plan is the smartest, most efficient, and most effective way to shift away
from burning fossil fuels. We will place a fee on carbon, and pay the funds it generates directly to
every Canadian over age 18 in the form of an annual carbon dividend. . . .
British Columbia has had a carbon pricing plan in place since 2008, during which time BC’s fuel use has dropped 16 percent, while GDP has outperformed the rest of Canada. It incentivizes investment in sustainable jobs and green technology, discourages waste and pollution, and puts money directly back into the pockets of average Canadians.
So, eliminating coal, as in Ontario, like the corporate monopolists want, is going to make things better for everyone? I don’t think so at all. Reduce the energy supply? More expensive energy.
Again, the celebration of a “low carbon” or “decarbonized economy.” All these new slogans don’t sound so great to me. Sounds like “low energy” because of high costs. Does everyone want to live in a world without industry? If we need energy to keep things clean, will things be less clean? If we need energy to be healthy, will we be less healthy? Do you see those feudal worlds of knights and kings in the movies? Do you see the faces of the peasants coated with dirt? Is there a message there?
I wonder if there’s another side to the story about that glowing praise of BC’s carbon tax. Sounds very suspect to me. If their fuel use has dropped 16 percent, it sounds like a disaster to me. What are they doing? Are they riding their bikes to work? Are they freezing? Are they staying home? And what are “sustainable jobs”? And is “green technology” all built on government subsidies from the new tax? If someone has more information on this, please feel free to comment.
4) The Conservative Party’s platform backs up what I’m saying about carbon taxes:
The Liberals and NDP have put forward plans to run large, permanent deficits, hike taxes on workers, families, and small businesses, and leave our economy exposed. They’ll do this by:
. . .
Driving up the price of everything Canadian families buy – including gasoline, groceries, and home heating fuel – by imposing carbon pricing schemes on the Canadian economy. . . . (p. 14, 15, 74, 155)
Given the chance, the Liberals and NDP would expose Canada’s fragile economy by:
. . .
Imposing billions of dollars in carbon taxes on Canadian businesses that will put them at a major competitive disadvantage and raise the price of everything for Canadian consumers. . . .
However, even though it rejects carbon taxes supposedly, for now anyway, the Conservative Party platform (and it’s no surprise) buys in to the politically correct “climate change” doctrine (not based on reality, not scientific–if you disagree, please feel free to present the evidence). By doing so, it surrenders any chance of standing up to the globalist agenda. This is consistent with the reality that the Conservative Party is just another flavor of globalism when it comes to many policies (trade, war, civil liberties, free speech, human values, banking):
Canadians are committed to an effective approach to climate change [surrendering, collectivist, pc, globalist mentality–even telling all their supporters what to believe!!], and so are we. We support an approach that benefits both the environment and the economy. The solution to the climate change challenge must come from innovation, not deprivation – through technology and Canadian ingenuity, not by closing down our vital natural resources industries or imposing job-killing carbon taxes.
And our approach is working. Canada has become a global leader in clean energy, and we are the first government in Canadian history to achieve an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions [buying in to the globalist agenda, of course] through responsible sector-bysector regulation.
In 2012, Canada was the first major coal user to ban the construction of traditional coal-fired electricity generation units. [They’re bragging about that as if it’s a good thing. If it means we don’t have enough cheap energy, it’s a bad thing unless all those old coal units are going to be replaced by clean coal units. But I don’t see any sign of that, and this wasn’t allowed in Ontario, so I bet it’s not happening. Getting rid of coal is part of the agenda. Same in the US.]
And we’ve committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030, in advance of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year.
But we cannot go it alone. Canada is responsible for less than 2 percent of global emissions. The
solutions to climate change must be global, enacted in concert with our international partners. That’s why we’ve invested significantly in supporting developing nations as they find ways to reduce their emissions. (p. 146)
They believe so much in climate change that they want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even more and go along with all the “international partners” instead of presenting the evidence and asking what Canadians think of the evidence. And they’ve actually invested our money in developing nations so that they can be short of energy too! The Conservative Party sound like another group of true believers in the new religion of climate change. Do their supporters realize this?
A related doctrine is “Sustainable Development,” which is equivalent to United Nations Agenda 21. The term “sustainable” is used a few times in the Conservative Party document, which is no surprise, since the Conservative Party (the new one) passed the Sustainable Development Act years ago. The term is used here:
A re-elected Conservative Government will continue to support Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s work to finance the development and demonstration of new, clean technologies that create efficiencies for businesses and contribute to sustainable economic development. (p. 49)
Who is the Conservative Party trying to appeal to anyway? The same voters? Is there really much difference between them and the other parties in substance?