PEI - 2017 Post
Prince Edward Island PC Party Interim Leader, Jamie Fox, joins Federal and Atlantic Canadian Official Opposition Leaders to Oppose Trudeau’s Carbon Tax
On February 8, 2017, Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Rona Ambrose, along with the leaders of the four Atlantic PC parties: Jamie Baillie of Nova Scotia; Blaine Higgs of New Brunswick; Paul Davis of Newfoundland and Labrador; and interim Leader Jamie Fox of Prince Edward Island, issued a joint statement criticizing the Trudeau government on imposing carbon taxes on the provinces.
In the statement, the PC Party leaders advocate that: “Not only will [a Trudeau carbon tax] increase the price of food, transportation, and fuel, but it will also make virtually everything more expensive. Atlantic Canadians can’t afford the increase nor should they have to accept it.”
Jamie Fox has demanded that Liberal Premier of PEI, Wade MacLauchlan, oppose carbon taxes being imposed on the province. In a statement issued July 20, 2016, Fox stated, “Islanders cannot afford yet another tax grab by government." He went on to say, "We are already shouldering some of the highest taxes on petroleum products in the country; electricity rates and bills keep climbing, and government’s HST hike is just around the corner. Enough is enough.”