Ottawa, ON – After eight years of Justin Trudeau, life in Canada has become unaffordable. Food banks had to deal with a record two million visits in a single month last year, with an additional million visits expected in 2024.

Justin Trudeau has unleashed economic misery across Canada. But instead of providing Canadians with some relief, he decided to hike the carbon tax again on April 1st by 23%. This is just one step in Trudeau’s plan to make everything more expensive by quadrupling the carbon tax over the next six years.

But even though 70% of Canadians and 70% of provincial premiers asked the Prime Minister to spike the hike, he refuses to listen. Last week Pierre Poilievre, leader of Canada’s Common Sense Conservatives, wrote to Trudeau asking him to call an emergency meeting of all first ministers to discuss alternatives to his cruel carbon tax. The premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta have also written to Trudeau asking him to call an emergency meeting.

Justin Trudeau doesn’t understand that if you tax the farmer who makes the food, and the trucker who ships the food, you end up taxing the family who buys the food.

For this reason, Common Sense Conservatives today presented a motion in the House of Commons calling on the Prime Minister to hold an emergency meeting on the carbon tax crisis with Canada’s premiers to discuss allowing provinces to opt out of the federal carbon tax and pursue other responsible ideas for lowering emissions without taxes.

Common Sense Conservatives will continue to work with Canada’s Premiers to bring home lower prices for Canadians.