The Liberal Government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is changing the level at which big businesses, like Alberta's oilsands, will have to start forking over to pay any proposed carbon tax.

Foothills MP, John Barlow, says that's fine, but it doesn't help out ordinary Canadians.

"Reducing the carbon tax on a few select heavy emitters, that doesn't do anything for your average Canadian out there. He or she and their families are still going to be paying more for groceries, gas, home heating. These are only big businesses who are getting this special deal. This isn't fair."

Barlow says the Liberals who've been clinging to the notion the carbon tax will increase investment and jobs, are starting to see the effects of the tax, which Barlow says has driven away $80 billion in investment in Canada since provinces like Alberta and Ontario rolled out their own carbon tax policies.

 

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