The Canadian government has released new details about how it expects wealthy people to think twice before contributing to the climate crisis with means of transportation, such as private plane You greenhouse gas intensive vehicles, But at the same time, the authorities assure that they would Help reduce inequality.
Select luxury item tax lawWhich, effective September 1, will add a 10% tax to the total value of any purchases of airplanes and cars over $78,000 and boats over $194,000.
,Some Canadians have lost their jobs or small businesses, while some sectors of the economy have flourished“, the government argued in a statement on its official website.So today it’s only fair to ask Canadians who can afford luxuries to contribute a little more.“, he expressed.
most polluting celebrities
in a recent report YardA UK marketing firm titled Celebrities with the worst CO2 emissions from private jets“, ranked the rich most polluting.
The popular Twitter account @CelebJets . access flight data from (Celebrity Jets)Which tracks the planes of the rich and famous, detailed report The biggest “criminals” and their carbon footprint,
so pop star Taylor Swift is number one. According to the report, his personal plane flew 22,923 minutes or 15.9 days in 2022, emitting more. 8000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, greater than 1,000 times more than the average person’s annual emissions, is a singer two dassault private jetsFalcon 900 and Falcon 50.
boxer Floyd Mayweathermusician Jay Z and former baseball player Alex Rodriguez They are still listed under Swift.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé own Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet Which is worth 40 million dollars. Officially, Beyonce gave Jay-Z the plane for Father’s Day 2012.
While the yard’s analysis acknowledges “there is no way to determine whether these celebrities were on every recorded flight,” the report highlights The environmental impact of celebrities, politicians, business executives and other wealthy people With the use of private planes and other functions.
An Oxfam analysis in 2015, The richest 1% is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions,
What did the businessmen say?
The new tax to be paid in Canada was criticized by local merchants. argue that I could have “profound implications”“For the aviation industry.
“The economic impact of the luxury tax will be significant and has not been studied with the broadest understanding of our industry,” said Anthony Norejko, President and CEO Canadian Business Aviation Association, This is a statement.
as published insiderSome experts say that too much focus on a single individual’s actions can distract from policy changes that are needed to make real progress, such as the crucial climate legislation currently before Congress.