We, the undersigned Residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:
THAT a carbon tax, forced on all provinces, is NOT in the best interests of Canada.
AND THAT this tax will increase the price of everything;
AND THAT this tax will drive jobs out of the country;
AND THAT this tax will not help the environment – more effective measures to help the environment would involve exporting Canadian technology to less environmentally friendly jurisdictions, not sending jobs to less environmentally friendly jurisdictions;
AND THAT this tax will be particularly harmful to people who rely on the energy sector, people in northern, suburban and rural communities, families with children, and disabled Canadians – people who are not easily able to walk places or take public transit.
AND THAT it is urgent that this misguided policy be reversed as soon as possible;
THEREFORE, your petitioners call upon the government to reverse its intention to force a Carbon Tax on all provinces.