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LETTER: 'Tragic' to think some believe 'carbon tax solves nothing'

'To say something like this is to not be "in the know,"' reader says. "At the very least, please do your homework'
Carbon Tax
Carbon Tax

MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected] or via the website. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to letter published April 11 titled Carbon tax 'does nothing' but create government jobs.

I would like to comment on the latest letter in Midland Today by a reader saying "the carbon tax solves nothing".

This statement is worse than disappointing; it's down right tragic if there is even one more person who thinks this way.

To say something like this is to not be "in the know." At the very least, please do your homework. I suggest starting with "David Suzuki's Carbon Tax 101."

Every Canadian citizen owes it to themselves and this beautiful planet of ours to educate even just one person.  We cannot have naysayers on such a critical subject as meeting our targets as set forth in the Paris Agreement: To keep global warming to no more than 1.5°C emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.

This tax will help us with this goal; for the love of this planet.

How you ask?

It’s designed to increase costs of burning polluting fossil fuels and encourage cleaner alternatives. It creates a financial incentive for people and businesses to pollute less. Rebates help keep household costs down.

Donna Deneault

Victoria Harbour