Why Are Canada’s Green Efforts so Extreme?

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Has anyone checked on the Great White North recently?

The Trudeau government appears to have intensified its “green” efforts, ignoring protests and the suffering they leave behind.

Trudeau and his lackeys have drafted a plan to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 35 to 38 percent from 2019 levels.

The Canadian government repeatedly uses the term “pollution”, no doubt in order to create the impression in the minds of the public that they are only regulating toxic chemicals or other emissions similar, but in fact, they are targeting carbon dioxide.

Alberta officials have responded by stating that the production cap will decimate local economies, particularly since Canadian oil patches have already reduced emissions significantly. They have also been implementing carbon pricing schemes, and other policies, to fund green energy and compensate for the carbon dioxide emitted.

Canada has one of the lowest emissions of greenhouse gases among industrialized countries, yet its government insists on showing off to international friends by cutting back its energy industry (often followed by a meek retreat to avoid upsetting voters too much).

Bloomberg reported that the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors said these regulations would make it harder for companies to raise capital. This is similar to what’s happening in the United States under the Biden Administration’s regulatory assault. The government’s hostility to an industry will make it less attractive to investors. The United States has a president who has repeatedly promised to stop hydraulic fracturing and drilling on federal land. He also wants to end offshore drilling. So, investing in these types of projects could be seen as a risk. It’s the same in Canada. Why would you invest in an industry being “phased out” by the government? This will lead to lower production and higher costs that Canadians cannot afford.

The Greens are not satisfied with Trudeau’s attacks on the Canadian oil industry. The Canadian Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act targets farmers who use propane and natural gas to heat greenhouses and barns. You may not have realized that the Great White North gets very cold during winter. Fruits and vegetables cannot be grown outside in this weather. Canadian farmers’ incomes have fallen 8.3 percent since 2022 while costs to run a farm rose 21.2 percent.

Trudeau, as if that wasn’t bad enough for him, bizarrely proposed a tax on groceries when food prices started to soar. Grocery shops operate with very thin margins, ranging from 1 to 3 percent depending on the volume. A tax will only increase food prices or force farmers and suppliers to reduce their prices, even though the cost of operation (and transportation) is increasing.

The Canadian government temporarily suspended its tax on heating oil due to public outrage. This is yet another burden for Canadians who struggle to pay their bills.

Canada’s cost of living is very high. It has gotten so bad that Reuters reported recent immigrants were leaving the country to find work elsewhere. Canadians born in Canada, however, cannot leave the country so easily.

These factors all leave me with a burning question: Is Trudeau’s government incomprehensibly dumb, or bluntly, and callously, evil?

No matter what the situation is, it does not look good for our northern neighbors. The hyper-focus on climate change has gone too far and is actively harming people. This madness must stop.