THUNDER Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu tries to justify Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax scam (Canadians Want Action On Climate Change — letter, April 8).

In spite of all the hysteria about our “tar sands,” Canada emits only 1.6 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions. Our vast forests absorb all that 10 times over. After all, CO2 is just plant food.

Prime Minister Trudeau knows this. As he said in French in Quebec “Even if Canada stopped everything tomorrow, and the other countries didn’t have any solutions, it wouldn’t make a big difference.”

Still, Trudeau imposes the carbon tax. This is not a carbon tax. It is just a cash grab to pay for Trudeau’s out-of-control spending.

Karl Friesen

Sioux Lookout, Ont.

(Originally published April 11, 2019)

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