Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Western MP offers a conservative carbon price with a 24-pack Pilsner

OTTAWA – Ron Liepert says these days the phone calls and emails of people who want to talk about his party’s climate plan are slowing down.

OTTAWA – Ron Liepert says these days the phone calls and emails of people who want to talk about his party’s climate plan are slowing down.

A month ago, the Conservative MP for Calgary Signal Hill answered at least a dozen or more emails a day and another half-dozen calls.

“There’s no doubt I’ve already had a number of voters, and I think I’m not speaking out in turn when I say that, probably every other Western Conservative MP – a number of voters say: ‘Why the flip- flop? ‘ Liepert told The Canadian Press.

” (You) said no carbon tax, now there’s a carbon tax. ”

Explain the shift in Titanic size in the conservative heartland especially on a policy advocated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberals hold no seats in Saskatchewan and Alberta is something the country’s representative resource-rich lands and cities had to invent.

Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, along with Ontario, have been waging a long-running battle against the federal liberal government that levies a federal carbon price on consumer goods in provinces that do not yet have one. It went as far as the Supreme Court, which ruled in March that Ottawa’s backlash was constitutional.

The Canadian Press contacted Saskatchewan’s Conservative MPs and most Alberta residents to discuss receiving the Conservative Party’s own carbon pricing plan. The majority did not want to comment, or did not respond.

In fact, any mention of climate policy – revealed by Conservative leader Erin O’Toole as an important plan in an eventual election platform – is absent in many of their social media.

For Liepert, a veteran of Alberta politics, it goes without saying that the party needs more victories in Ontario to form the government and that it is time to ease its price fight against carbon dioxide.

“If you assume that Canadians have angrily adopted a carbon tax, how can we not have the chance to cancel the carbon tax?”

Increasing the Conservatives’ fuel price means convincing people that it is not a tax, he says. This is also what O’Toole, who presented himself as the ‘true blue’ candidate in the party’s leadership race, has strictly maintained.

“Let me give you this analogy: if you go to the liquor store and you pick up a 24-pound Pilsner, there’s a 10 cents charge per piece attached to it, right?” Liepert said, describing how he sell the plan.

“And they will all agree with this, and I say, ‘Do you not think it is a tax?’ And they say, ‘Now no, because I’ll get it back if I take my cans back.’

And I say, ‘Well bingo. Same thing with this. ”

Liepert says most people tend to ‘remorsefully agree’ with his answer, but there are always those who feel that a tax is a tax. ‘

Except for what we should call it, say conservatives who distinguish the proposed carbon price of their party from the Liberals is when people pay it, their money will be sent to a savings account that is like a rewards card. Then they will be able to use the money in the fund to make environmentally friendly purchases from the government.

O’Toole says people should imagine they can use this carbon footprint to buy anything from a bike and pass to an electric vehicle, and according to one comment, he even produced local producers.

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“This is definitely a creative policy,” said Michael Bernstein, executive director of Clean Prosperity, a group that has been campaigning for the Tories to accept carbon prices since the 2019 election loss.

“It’s very difficult to understand how it’s going to work.”

Saskatchewan MP Cathay Wagantall is also calling for the bottle levy to lift the Conservatives’ new carbon pricing policy in her rural row, a policy she does not necessarily see coming.

“Everyone was probably a little surprised, but at the same time, once I read it through, I first took a lot of time to just get my own head through the whole plan so I could understand it,” she says.

Wagantall feels that provincial decisions on climate will be respected, which she said emphasized something of the caucus. And like Liepert, she has had many conversations with upset or confused voters.

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“I’m having the conversation about what the Prime Minister of the day is doing and it brings them to the realization that we’re in an environment where it’s an expectation, it’s true, but what we do is very, very different. ”

“The longer we talk, the more understanding they are and they simply want to have that conversation. I did not have a circumstance where I felt that I was not being heard. ‘

But not all conversations seem so cordial.

During a conversation with a critic about the party’s carbon price on Regina MP Michael Kram’s Facebook page, user Amos Dowler wrote: “Even Prime Minister (Scott) Moe agrees that O’Toole’s plan is much better. as the current plan. Maybe read it or get someone to read it to you. ”

A person answering the phone at Kram’s constituency office said Dowler is Kram’s chief of staff. His personal LinkedIn page also contains a list of him in the role. An assistant from Kram declined to comment for comment.

Liepert says he can not know if he will lose the chance to lose voters, even if emails are landed in his mailbox every day from those who express disgust with the Conservatives and their support for the young Maverick party, among led by former Tory MP Jay Hill, teasing.

It describes itself as offering ‘true Western representation’ by presenting only candidates in the Prairies and criticizes O’Toole for being a ‘rogue carbon tax’.

But the Conservatives’ primary enemy is still a liberal government that keeps its promises to reduce carbon emissions.

Trudeau has promised to further reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions from heat traps to 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. He also committed the country to achieving carbon pollution by 2050.

O’Toole’s plan is designed to achieve the country’s current goals under the Paris agreement of a 30 percent reduction by 2030. He defended the Liberals’ stricter goal.

Its MPs also voted against the government’s net zero legislation, citing the potential impact “climate activists” could have on an oil and gas industry advisory panel.

But despite the progress made, O’Toole’s effort to cross the climate fence could cost him with the new voters he hopes to attract.

“Voters’ expectations, although we will examine them in the vote, are likely to continue to evolve in terms of what they expect from a credible plan,” Bernstein said.

“There’s a chance O’Toole is not out of step with it.”

Western MP offers a conservative carbon price with a 24-pack Pilsner
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