HELP SUPPORT FARMERS & PROTECT OUR FOOD SUPPLY

The federal carbon tax exempts most gasoline and diesel fuels for on-farm use, BUT you are facing huge cost increases on natural gas and propane which you use to dry grain and heat barns.

RISING COSTS

We know that the federal carbon tax is adding significant costs to many farms like yours across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
It is unfair that the federal carbon tax doesn’t exempt natural gas and propane that farmers use to dry grain or heat barns, for example.
Worse yet, the carbon tax is set to increase to $170 per tonne of CO2e in 2030 - a 325% increase over 9 years!

CARBON TAX INCREASES

2022: $50/TONNE
2023: $65/TONNE
2024: $80/TONNE
2025: $95/TONNE
2026: $110/TONNE
2027: $125/TONNE
2028: $140/TONNE
2029: $155/TONNE
2030: 
$170/TONNE

CAN YOUR FARM AFFORD A $30/ACRE CARBON TAX?

"For some farmers, a tax of $170 per tonne is a game-changer. By 2030, a typical 5,000 acre farm would have to shell out more than $150,000 in new tax, based on some estimates, without any compensation."

DR. SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF THE AGRI-FOOD ANALYTICS LAB AND PROFESSOR IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION & POLICY AT DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

PROGRESS MADE

Private Members’ Bill C-234, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act was introduced and has completed second reading. This bill would exempt natural gas and propane from the federal carbon tax used for on-farm grain drying, barn heating/cooling, irrigation, and steam flaking.

Some exemptions already apply to greenhouses, so fully exempting all farms just makes sense!

We are urging MPs to expedite the passing of Bill C-234 to address the unfairness of the federal carbon tax on the agriculture sector. We can’t lose the momentum!

SIGN THE PETITION

TO ALL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

I have already taken many steps to protect the environment and reduce emissions in my agri-business. My farm cannot afford the additional costs of the federal carbon tax.
Help support farmers and protect our food supply by:

  • Expedite the passing of Bill C-234 to address the unfairness of the federal carbon tax on the agriculture sector.
  • Freeze the federal carbon backstop at its current level.
  • Ending the practice of charging GST on the federal carbon tax.