Radical activists committing crimes have no place in a balanced conversation about energy

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ACTIVIST CLAIM: Anti-Coastal GasLink activists harass RBC Executive by lighting his cars on fire, claiming violence against Indigenous people.

THE FACTS:  This is simply wrong. Radical activists committing crimes have no place in a balanced conversation about energy, and this type of “activism” needs to be condemned by all sides.

THE SOURCES:

John Ivison: A banker’s cars firebombed in the night and progressive politicians stay silent

Here are some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about Coastal GasLink:


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The CTF’s 2022 Gas Tax Honesty Report shows that taxes make up to 38 per cent of the pump price. Across Canada, taxes cost 55.1 cents per litre of gasoline, on average. In Montreal, drivers pay six different taxes every time they fuel up. 

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The federal carbon tax has increased three times during the pandemic and currently costs about 11.1 cents per litre of gasoline. 

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