Thought of the Day – Is the Carbon Tax really constitutional and/or isn’t the Federal Liberals attempting to extend their jurisdiction into things where they have no constitutional authority?
The above question I have asked a number of times. I’ve poured over a multitude of court rulings, poured over the various constitutional documents which pertain to Canada and have sought out various other archived documents (including the debates on the Constitutions) only to find that the Federal Liberals seem to be venturing into an area that is not within its constitutional jurisdiction.
The federal Liberals seem to be of the belief that under Peace Order and Good Government (POGG) they have the authority to use a “carbon” tax/regulatory fee to penalize Canadians. They state this is to protect Canadians against Climate Change and yet it does nothing but harm the people, increase the cost of living and undermine the economy.
It also places Canada in a very precarious position on the world markets as it undermines Canada’s ability to function innovatively with renewable and non-renewable natural resources. This, to me, is where the Federal Liberals have over-stepped their jurisdiction.
Natural resources are in (belonging to) the administrative authority of the provinces under a number of sections in the Constitution – not merely section 92, albeit section 92 is the section of the constitution where the provinces receive the majority of their authority. There are also the issues that the Federal government does not have the authority to violate constitutionally protected private property rights. This has been established under a number of various court rulings from the Supreme Court of Canada all the way to the Privy Council in England.
Long and short the Federal Liberals shouldn’t be so arrogant when they spew their rhetoric regarding their “carbon” tax/regulatory fee win – it may not actually be resolved in their favour and it may become the election tipping point for all Canadians.
I know I won’t be voting in favour of this tax/fee because even though I am not a lawyer and do not give legal advice I refuse to vote for a government who would continue to violate the constitutional rights of the people. Why would anyone? After all the Constitution is there for a reason – the protection of the everyday person against the oppression of government and the division of power to ensure everyone’s rights are respected. This carbon tax/fee is merely that – a government attempting to oppress the people by emptying the people’s pockets of their hard-earned money.
Is the Carbon Tax really constitutional and/or isn’t the Federal Liberals attempting to extend their jurisdiction into things where they have no constitutional authority?