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Niki Ashton "Deeply Disappointed" By Pallister Government's Move To Scrap Carbon Tax

Our Member of Parliament says that she isn’t happy with the way the Pallister Government is dealing with climate change. 


Niki Ashton spoke to Arctic Radio News and said that she is “deeply disappointed” by the recent decision to scrap the carbon tax and “ultimately their failure to contribute to a collective agenda on fighting climate change”.  


She said that while a carbon tax isn’t the be all and end all as “a wide range of actions and tactic are needed to begin to fight climate change”, she is “very concerned” that “we have a provincial government that isn’t taking climate change seriously”.  


When it comes to the Trudeau Government, Ashton says that there is still a lot left to be desired.  


Ashton, who has been in office for ten years now, said that one side of their mouth (the Liberals) say their climate leaders, while on the other side they’re spending (our) money on a leaky pipeline. She added that the $4.5B purchase is not contributing to a solution, but rather is contributing to the problem.  


Ashton said that northerners know first-hand what climate change looks like, and that as we’re living in increasingly uncertain times now is the time for leaders to step up.


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