Today, Philip Lawrence, Conservative Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, tabled in the House of Commons his Private Members Bill An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel).
This Bill will exempt qualifying farmers from paying the Liberal Carbon Tax on gasoline, diesel fuel, propane and natural gas, saving them tens of thousands of dollars a year on necessary farming procedures.
“In recent years, farmers have faced unpredictable weather conditions, trade disruptions and global pricing instability, and to add insult to injury, the Liberal Carbon Tax is cutting farmers’ net income by over 12%. By changing a few words in the legislation, we can save our farmers millions of dollars,” said MP Philip Lawrence.
By reducing the tax burden on farmers, MP Lawrence hopes to promote sustainable farming, give farmers a break, and make our agricultural sector more globally competitive.