Ottawa, ON – After eight years of Justin Trudeau, Canadians are paying more for everything. Trudeau’s carbon tax has driven up the cost of groceries, gas and heating and many families are barely hanging on. Despite this, on April 1st, Trudeau will hike this tax again by 23 percent, as part of his plan to quadruple the carbon tax.

This is the last thing that Canadians need. Food prices are rising faster than at any time in the last forty years. Already, Canadians are having to pay $700 more for food in 2024 than they did last year, and food banks are expecting a million new visits this year on top of last year’s record-high usage. Justin Trudeau just doesn’t understand that if you tax the farmer who grows the food, and the trucker who ships the food, you pass on the costs to the family who buys the food.

It’s clear that Canadians need relief, not more taxes. Nearly 70% of Canadians oppose Trudeau’s latest tax hike, while seven Premiers have asked the Liberal Government to spike the hike, including the Liberal Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Next week, Pierre Poilievre will be forcing multiple votes in Parliament to spike Trudeau’s tax hike. It’s not too late for Liberal and NDP MPs to listen to the constituents they serve and join Common Sense Conservatives in calling for Trudeau to spike the hike. Conservatives have already sent letters to all NDP MPs and all Liberal MPs not in cabinet asking them to vote with us to restore affordability.

Together, we can bring home lower prices and make our country affordable for all Canadians.