Let’s nurture a country to love
We need to appreciate what has made this country the envy of the world despite having a climate that is one of the most inhospitable. Increasing taxes on the energy we need for heating our homes, cooking, travelling and earning a living will do nothing to lessen our impact on the environment. In fact, the opposite is more likely to be true. With an increased tax burden it will be harder for Canadians to earn a living and the tax base will be eroded. With a lower standard of living we will be less able to afford to look after the environment. Look around the world. Wealthier countries are invariably cleaner and less polluted. Poorer countries are dirtier and more polluted.