Conservatives introduce motion to address carbon tax in Agriculture Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, and the Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, introduced the following motion on October 4, 2016 in response to the carbon tax recently announced by the Liberal government:david-anderson-2

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food conduct a pre-budget study on the effects that the recently-announced, Liberal Government carbon ‎tax would have on ‎the agriculture sector and producers; that this study be comprised of no less than four meetings to be held at the committee’s earliest convenience; that departmental officials‎ from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada be in attendance for at least one meeting; that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the Minister of Agriculture no later than February 15, 2017.

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