We know that the federal carbon tax is adding significant costs to many farms across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. It is unfair that the federal carbon tax doesn’t exempt natural gas and propane that farmers use to dry grain or heat barns, for example. Worse yet, the carbon tax is now set to increase to $170 per tonne of CO2e in 2030 - a 467% over the next 10 years!
Bill C-206: Potential Carbon Tax Relief for Farms
The good news is that Private Members’ Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel) aims to extend the exemption for qualifying farming fuel to include natural gas and propane.
CFIB is pushing all Members of Parliament to pass Bill C-206 and sent a letter to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and many MPs urging them to support this Bill.
Join the fight:
Sign our new online Petition “Help defend farmers & protect our food supply. Expand carbon tax exemptions for farmers!”