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Sorry Minister de Jong, B.C.’s carbon tax is—and will continue to be—a significant tax increase on British Columbians

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong (pictured above) recently responded to our study that finds B.C.’s carbon tax is no longer revenue neutral—despite the B.C. government’s assurance to taxpayers that the carbon tax would be completely offset with new reductions to other taxes.Here’s what the Ministry of Finance had to say:  “[W]e look at the entire tax system every year as part of the budget process, and it’s reasonable that deciding to continue providing a tax cut is as legitimate a tax measure to include as an entirely new tax reduction.”Believe it or not, that’s actually what the government is

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