PC bait and switch on climate change punishes Ontario taxpayers to pay off polluters

PC bait and switch on climate change punishes Ontario taxpayers to pay off polluters

But it also reverses the onus: Rather than imposing a price on carbon pollution as a cost of doing business, the Tories are shifting the burden to taxpayers by making them subsidize big business.

Instead of polluters paying up, polluters are being paid off with $400 million in corporate carbon welfare that comes at taxpayers’ expense. Turns out that the premier’s famous “axe the tax” slogan served to disguise a bait-and-switch ploy that lets big business escape unscathed — taking the hatchet to taxpayer’s pocketbooks while slashing environmental protection.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2018/11/30/pc-bait-and-switch-on-climate-change-punishes-ontario-taxpayers-to-pay-off-polluters.html