Canadian legislators receive SALARY INCREASES on the same day Trudeau announces 23% carbon tax hike
04/10/2024 // Laura Harris // Views

Canadian Members of Parliament (MPs), including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, received salary increases of between CA$8,500 to CA$17,000 ($6,262 to $12,523) on the same day the prime minister announced a 23 percent carbon tax hike.

The base salary for MPs was originally CA$194,600 annually ($143,353). However, shortly after the announcement of the carbon tax hike on April 1, salary adjustments propelled the base salary for MPs from CA$194,600 to CA$203,100 ($149,615).

Members of the cabinet now earn CA$299,900 ($220,923) and the prime minister's annual income surges by CA$17,000 to CA$406,200 ($299,229). (Related: Canada’s Trudeau paid WEF nearly CA$500K for a report praising his climate change policies.)

Franco Terrazzano, the director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, denounced the move as unjust and detrimental to Canadian households already grappling with economic challenges.

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making life more expensive today with his tax hikes," he said. "The feds should be providing relief, not hiking taxes that make Canadians' lives more expensive. MPs are taking more money out of Canadians' pockets and stuffing more money into their own and that's wrong," he continued. "MPs should be providing tax relief, not hiking taxes and their own pay."

Trudeau's carbon tax, disguised as a way to reduce carbon emissions,?has cost?Canadian households hundreds of dollars more in their annual spending, despite rebates.

The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer estimates that the carbon tax will cost the average Canadian family up to CA$911 ($671) more this year than they receive back in rebates.

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These costs are expected to increase further after another report revealed that the net-zero goals of the Trudeau government require more than CA$350 ($258) per tonne by 2050.

All this despite pleas from seven out of 10 provincial premiers and 70 percent of Canadians urging Trudeau to reconsider his plan.

Thousands of Canadians gather nationwide to protest against Trudeau's carbon tax hike

In response to the carbon tax hike, thousands of citizens, organized by the "Nationwide Protest Against Carbon Tax," mobilized a Freedom Convoy-styled protest nationwide to voice their opposition on April 1.

"This is a peaceful event aimed at uniting Canadians for a common cause, and we will be holding the line indefinitely until our mission objective is achieved. Join us in this steadfast commitment to ensure our voices are heard and our goals are realized. Together, we stand for change," the group wrote on their official website.

For instance, at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, hundreds of cars and trucks lined up along the highway. The influx of demonstrators prompted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to close the road and reroute traffic onto an alternative highway.

A similar incident happened in Calgary, where RCMP redirected traffic from the Trans-Canada highway after about 400 protesters used traffic pylons to block one way of traffic heading west towards Banff.

Meanwhile, approximately 500 protesters demonstrated with amenities such as a pancake breakfast, coffee and a warming shack along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. Additionally, protesters gathered on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa, where they fervently chanted "Freedom" while proudly waving Canadian flags.

The length of the protest remains uncertain, but the protesters swore to "continue the peaceful event until goals are achieved, regardless of duration."

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