Organizations representing Manitoba residents and businesses gathered in Winnipeg on July 13 to form a coalition to fight carbon taxes in the province.

The “Manitobans Against Carbon Taxes Coalition” is made up of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and AxeTheCarbonTax.ca.

The coalition announced on July 13 that they will be launching a province-wide advertising campaign opposing carbon taxes. The coalition wants the Manitoba government to keep its campaign promise and hold a referendum on any major tax hikes – which would include carbon taxes.

The federal government’s carbon tax plan includes imposing a price of $10 per tonne of carbon emissions in 2018, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022. This plan will be imposed on each province that has not established an equivalent plan by the end of 2017.

Click here to read the full press release from the CFIB.
 

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