OTTAWA, ON – Today Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre released the following statement in response to a new University of Calgary report that the Liberal carbon tax will cost between $603 and $1,120 per household per year:


“This new report from the University of Calgary adds to the growing evidence that the Liberal carbon tax will be very expensive for Canadians. It shows that households in three provinces can expect to pay more than $1,000 per year, and households in seven provinces can expect to pay between $603 and $964. This adds to an earlier estimate from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation this fall, which said the carbon tax would cost $1,028 per person, or $2,569 per household.


“Canadians will have to work harder and longer, take money from their existing bills, or go further into debt to pay for the new Liberal carbon tax.


“The federal government refuses to release its estimate of what the carbon tax will cost. It has this information but is refusing to release it under what has become known as the carbon tax cover-up.


“Once again, I call for an end to the carbon tax cover-up, and ask for the government to immediately release its figures on what the carbon tax will cost every person,” Poilievre concluded.