On Friday, March 25, 2022 debate begun on the PC government’s new carbon pricing scheme – one which, instead of returning the revenues to all Islanders to help them adapt to the carbon tax and transition to lower carbon choices, would see government keeping 75% of proceeds in general revenue. With the April 1st federal deadline looming, the government waited until the last possible moment to table its new carbon pricing plan and legislation. Here MLA Hannah Bell, Official Opposition finance critic, provides comments during debate at second reading.
Response to proposed carbon tax scheme by King government
March 25, 2022