North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold has introduced a petition in the House of Commons calling for an end to the GST being applied to carbon taxes.
The petition was started by Vernon City Councillor Bob Spiers.
Arnold agrees with Spiers it’s a tax on a tax and isn’t fair to families.
” So far it’s been almost half a billion dollars from BC that has gone to Ottawa into general revenue. We don’t necessarily see it coming back to the provinces.”
The government has 45 days to respond to the petition.
Langley MP Mark Warawa has also introduced a bill calling for the tax-on-tax to end.
Arnold says the government has to act
” Either the Prime Minister is going to have to change what he stated about the tax revenues from carbon taxes being revenue neutral in the provinces or they will have to make a change on the GST being charged.”
Arnold says “Taxing a tax is not the solution nor is it fair to Canadians and I will continue to work with citizens and colleagues to oppose and end this scheme.”