Regional District supporting local agricultural community in fight against Carbon Tax

The Peace River Regional District is supporting the local agricultural community’s plea to be exempt from the Carbon Tax.

The PRRD will be submitting a resolution to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Director Arthur Hadland made the motion at Thursday’s meeting in Fort St. John. He says the agriculture community is already facing enough hardships.

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However, Mayor of Dawson Creek Mike Bernier says BC’s Carbon Tax is receiving too much positive attention worldwide. He says he doubts the resolution will be passed at the UBCM. He noted that Barack Obama has applauded BC’s efforts on the Carbon Tax.

But, Director Hadland says he hopes the province’s agriculture community prevails.

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In the end, the motion passed with six votes in favor. Directors Bernier and Bolin both disagreed with the motion and voted against.

Should the resolution be passed at the UBCM, a recommendation will be sent to the Province pushing for agriculture businesses to be exempt.

For more information on the Carbon Tax Act, and any current exemptions, Click Here.