A rally planned at the offices of Calgary Liberal MP George Chahal is part of intensifying lobbying efforts to pass a private member’s bill exempting propane and natural gas used in farming operations from the carbon tax.
Proponents of the bill say carbon pricing imposes a disproportionate burden on farmers.
“We just can’t afford those types of prices,” said Conservative MP John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food.
“This isn’t nickel and diming. This is punishing numbers that, in many cases, the farmers are paying more for the carbon tax than they are for the actual natural gas and propane they’re using.”
Bill C-234 was introduced to parliament in February 2022 and passed through a third reading in March 2023.
The vote breakdown at that time was 176 in favour of the bill and 146 against. Three Liberal MPs from the Maritimes voted in favour of the bill, as …