So why has the government extended the time for the survey?
Over the past 7 days, the “Axe the Carbon Tax” campaign has made over 50,000 Manitobans aware of the Pallister government’s online Carbon Tax Survey.
Moreover, we know from our website that we have directed over 5,300 Manitobans to the official link of the Carbon Tax Survey.
And just a few hours ago, the Manitoba government made a surprise announcement: the deadline for completing the online Carbon Tax Survey has been extended from March 19 to March 31.
In her press release, Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox revealed that “In this short period of time, we’ve received overwhelming interest with nearly 5,000 responses to date.”
So, to recap: nearly 5,000 responses, overall, to the official survey site … and over 5,300 Manitobans have visited the government survey via axethecarbontax.ca !
It is safe to say that a large number of Manitobans we directed to the survey from the Axe the Carbon Tax campaign expressed their opposition to a Manitoba Carbon Tax on the survey.
What does this mean? Very likely, it means that the vast majority of the 5,000 or so responses to the Pallister government’s survey have very clearly told the government: Axe the Carbon Tax!
We suspect that the high-ranking officials in the Manitoba government who are responsible for this Carbon Tax survey are a bit overwhelmed by the clear response from Manitobans opposing the carbon tax.
Imagine their embarrassment if the survey results revealed what we know: that most Manitobans oppose the Made-in-Manitoba Carbon tax!
So why has the government extended the time for the survey, doubling the time for the survey from 2 weeks to 4 weeks?
After all, by admitting that they received an “overwhelming” number of responses to their survey – presumably more than they were expecting – wouldn’t the number of responses be sufficient enough for them to make an informed decision to take the position that they should be fighting to Axe the Carbon Tax?
The more likely scenario is that the Manitoba government has, in effect, granted itself an extension on the survey, presumably to give Carbon Tax supporters time to launch their own campaign, to allow the few Carbon Tax supporters out there time to become aware of the survey.
We cannot stop now. We need more carbon tax opponents to go to the government survey and to have their say.
Can you help us spread the word?
Tell Brian Pallister and the Manitoba government to AXE THE CARBON TAX!