Opinion: Axe the tax on farms and food

Sep 22, 2023

The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a bill to make food cheaper and help farmers.

In fact, the house passed the bill twice.

But after two years, the bill still isn’t law and that delay has cost families and farmers almost $100 million.

What’s stalling the democratic will of our elected representatives?

The senate.

The bill is simple. The feds gave farmers an exemption on the carbon tax for diesel and gasoline. That helps farmers keep food prices down and compete globally. But the feds forgot to exempt the propane and natural gas farmers need to dry their grain and heat their barns.

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