Hundreds of Albertans protest carbon tax at second Legislature rally — Global News


Hundreds gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature Saturday calling on the NDP government to put an end to the carbon tax…

Several hundred people gathered with signs in hand, calling on the NDP government to put an end to the tax.

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It is set to take effect in the new year and is being touted by the NDP as a way to fight climate change and reduce the province’s carbon footprint.

But protesters at the rally said it would hurt Alberta families in the long run, by taxing home heating and gas at the pumps….

Saturday’s event was the second such rally at the Legislature in less than a month.

On Nov. 5, a similar rally was held at the Legislature and across Alberta, also protesting the carbon tax. Those rallies were organized by citizen groups.

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In both cases, protesters called for the province to hold a referendum on the tax.

“If the people don’t want a tax, why should we have a tax pushed upon us?” Christianson said.

On Jan. 1, 2017, gas prices will jump 4.5 cents per litre. Diesel will go up 5.4 cents a litre and natural gas will increase by $1.01 per gigajoule.

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