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NDP leader Rachel Notley was quick to condemn the decision and the move on Saturday of a non-binding constitutional convention to convene. She called on a formal referendum on the bill, a process that would come into effect on January 18.
«This is an election decision,» Notley said at the Legislature in Edmonton. «That will be made by the new government or the Liberals if they chose to put forward this resolution.»
Notley said the decision to hold a convention shows t강원출장마사지 강원안마he «deep unease» on the Conservative benches, who have warned of a looming financial crisis if the carbon price goes ahead.
The NDP leader added she thinks Canadians are «willing and able» to stand up for their economic interests and voted against the resolution.
«It makes people more divided about what they think should happen in our economy, whether our economy can survive the risks that we’re being exposed to,» Notley said.
While the government says the $10-billion in revenue from the price will be passed through to provinces, experts say it won’t be enough to keep the economy afloat.
B.C.’s economy would be unable to pay for the $8.8 billion in new revenue required by the bill.
The Conservatives say a car출장 마사지bon tax will not boost revenues and is not supported by any of the provinces or territories.
New Brunswick, Ontario, the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador have vowed not to implement a carbon tax, while Quebec says the bill cannot be supported because it requires a majority of the provinces.
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, all provinces facing large deficits, have not taken a position yet.
B.C. NDP MLA Dan LeCouteur says a public consultation needs to be held before the bill goes through and최고의 퀄리티 a referendum is mandatory. (CBC)
«There is just an overwhelming majority of citizens across this country who are opposed to what this legislation would do to our economy, our jobs, our opportunities for the young people,» said New Brunswick NDP MLA Dan LeCouteur.
«The vast majority of people who want the oil and gas industry to thrive, to prosper in B.C., want to see it continue on the way it’s done today.»
LeCouteur also called for a public consultation that he said has already seen responses from more than 2,000 members of the public.
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