Caroline Mulroney Responds to our Questionnaire

Caroline Mulroney Responds to the Questionnaire

1. Do you support the party’s future policy processes being conducted in accordance with the party’s constitution which would include holding a properly constituted “policy conference”?

Caroline Mulroney: Yes.

2.  As Ontario PC leader and on behalf of the Official Opposition, will you withdraw Patrick Brown’s letter to Justin Trudeau dated October 13, 2016, which congratulated Trudeau on his plans to usurp provincial jurisdiction and impose a federally mandated “carbon price”? I provide the letter and our analysis.

Caroline Mulroney: Under my leadership, there will be no carbon tax. Not now. Not ever.

3.  In the next Canadian federal election campaign, as PC leader and hopefully as Premier, will you publicly support Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and his promise to repeal any federal “carbon price” that Justin Trudeau may end up imposing?

Caroline Mulroney: Yes. No carbon tax. Not now. Not ever. 

4.  Will you repeal Kathleen Wynne’s “cap-and-trade” carbon tax scheme as soon as you are elected Premier; or only once Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer is elected Canada’s next Prime Minister and repeals any possible federal “carbon price”; or at all? 

Caroline Mulroney: Yes. No carbon tax. Not now. Not ever.

5.  Will you consider any other policy options to ensure that a federally imposed “carbon price” will not result in any new or increased taxes? For example: taking the federal government to court; repurposing existing gas and diesel taxes; providing a dollar-for-dollar rebate to taxpayers or those specific industries that incur increased taxation as a result; any other such policy options.

Caroline Mulroney: Yes. I think we have to look at all kinds of options for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions but I will not be introducing any kind of tax on carbon. Not now. Not ever. Ontario families just can’t afford it.

6.  Are there circumstances that could change in the future (i.e. Ontario taxpayer affordability improving, the economy improving, etc.) whereby you would consider introducing a "carbon price"?

Caroline Mulroney: No. Not now. Not ever.

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