Legislature vote proves NDP still firmly support Trudeau’s carbon tax

Posted Under: Angela Pitt

(EDMONTON, AB): On Monday, NDP MLAs voted against a motion challenging Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax, proving they still support the devastating tax and consumer carbon pricing, Airdrie-East MLA Angela Pitt said today.

Motion 509, which Pitt introduced, called on the legislature to challenge the constitutionality of Trudeau’s carbon tax, considering the federal government’s decision to exempt politically sensitive regions of the country from it. United Conservatives voted in favour of the motion while the NDP voted against it. Pitt said the vote proves the NDP still firmly support Trudeau’s carbon tax, which is making life harder and more expensive for Albertans and Canadians.

“This was a golden opportunity for the entire legislature to stand together and say we won’t tolerate other parts of the country receiving political carve-outs, while Albertans bear the full brunt of this devastating tax. The NDP voted against the motion, however, because despite what they may say, they still firmly support Trudeau’s carbon tax,” Pitt said. “The NDP have always put their bosses in Ottawa ahead of Albertans, and that’s clearly still the case today. United Conservatives, meanwhile, are standing with families, farmers, truckers, small business owners, and everyone else who’s suffering from this tax.”

Pitt said that while certain NDP politicians are running away from publicly supporting the carbon tax, Albertans know it’s all a smoke screen.

“The NDP are in political no man’s land because they’ve completely sold out their values and principles to Trudeau. Even the members who claim to be against the carbon tax didn’t have the guts to show up and vote. It’s shameful,” Pitt said. “This is the second time in the past year the NDP have had an opportunity to stand up to Trudeau’s carbon tax and it’s the second time they’ve refused to do so. Fortunately, Albertans see their true colours.”

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