Sounds like fun.
Sounds like fun.
I'm sorry, how does this extra tax makes us greener as a society?
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Ahh yes, my two cents on this dumb move, for one BC should make sure that access to going green is more feasible for everyone, where I live it would take me over an hour and a half to get to work and tranfer 3 buses, not exactly easy to go green.
My last point, all the gas that goes in my truck will now come from the states starting July 1st, unfortunately I'll have to pay the tax for the bike mostly because of the routes that I ride and shorter range of mileage. Unless of course it's worth getting one of those large fuel tanks for the truck pickup bed. Hmmmm. I can see them imposing duty on gas across the border after this comes up, cause at 2.4 cents more and growing to 7.5 cents more, i can see some pretty big border lineups coming.
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It's kind of contradictory I think... like taxing cigarettes and putting that tax towards healthcare.
It'll still be cheaper than what I paid in the UK. Whatever.
If you wanna say something, speak into the mic. It's right above my balls.
I`m gonna put my $100 towards a new tire for my RZ500 then I`m gonna ride to Victoria and do a big stinky burnout right in front of the Legislature.
Hug a two stroke....you`ll never go back to trees.
this pretty much explains it
"However, Finance Minister Carole Taylor vowed Tuesday that all money collected through the new tax will be returned through a package of tax cuts and credits."
How exactly does taking money from one place and putting it into another stop climate change? Sounds like a whole lot of horse shit to me, but then what else should we expect from our government?
Carbon tax, green tax, blue, red, orange, gift wrap it in any colour you want it's still a tax and nothing else.
-If raising the taxes on gas (without providing alternatives) is environmental then the big oil companies are the best environmentalists out there; they've tripled the price of oil in the past five years.
-And don't get me started on carbon credits.... what a load of crap that is.
I think this a good thing and is being implemented well.
Grey Ghost, the idea is that you tax carbon heavy activities and reward low carbon activities. Overall, the amount of tax the government collects is neutral. It forces people to make choices about their activities. People are motivated by money and economics. If polluting costs you in your wallet you are more likely to make the better choice.
Why should everybody pay for the pollution that other people cause? I say people pay for it themselves and that the price of a product (e.g. gasoline) should reflect all externalities such as environmental damage.
This could reduce the price of motorbikes since they are more fuel efficient than most cars.
There will be many more nice things, and places that are fun will be less crowded since the general public will have empty pockets.
We will all become what is know as "green with envy".
Our air comes from that side of pacific ocean. Guess what is on the other side. Russian and China polluting all they fucking want.
This is nothing more than Pay-for-Olymipics tax.
Vancouver already pays about 10C more on a liter than any other city in Canada. Making it a 20C difference will get this government booted our VERY quickly.
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Carbon tax addresses carbon emissions. It doesn't matter where the source originates because it affects the overall climate. It's got nothing to do with air blowing over from China.
I don't agree that China and Russia don't have targets under Kyoto. It's stupid when China is growing at the rate it is. But somebody needs to take the first step.