Canada introduces new Carbon Tax and Eco Tax, plus 2 draconian Gov't Bills

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Canada introduces new Carbon Tax and Eco Tax, plus 2 draconian Gov't Bills

Recently Canada introduced the HST, but quietly added 2 more taxes on consumers. Also, two new pieces of legislation are introduced to remove Canadian rights....

BC first North American jurisdiction to introduce Carbon Tax                                                                                 VICTORIA -- Driving and other fuel-dependent activities are about to get more expensive as British Columbia becomes the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce a consumer-based carbon tax.
The carbon tax will apply to virtually all fossil fuels, including gasoline, diesel, natural gas, coal, propane, and home heating fuel. B.C.'s carbon tax, the provincial government claims, will be the most comprehensive in the world. 

The tax will then increase each year after that until 2012, reaching a final price of about 7.2 cents per litre at the pumps.

More at: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=ecea1487-507c-43ef-ab88-5a972898e0b7&k=38130

New Eco Tax implimented along with HST - additional 6.5%

Eco Tax catching comsumers by surprise

Checking her receipt as she left a downtown Canadian Tire, Chris Colorado noticed a new charge.

Her $1.99 bottle of dish soap was accompanied by a 13-cent “eco fee.”

The levy for thousands of new products, from pharmaceuticals to fire extinguishers, quietly came into effect July 1, the same day as the harmonized sales tax.

But unlike that tax, provincial agencies have done little to publicize the new fees, catching consumers like Colorado by surprise.

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/833510--new-eco-fees-catching-consumers-by-surprise?bn=1

More Big Brother legislation for Canadians: Bill C-42 & Bill C-36

The Harper government has quietly presented a bill in the House of Commons that would give U.S. officials final say over who may board aircraft in Canada if they are to fly over the U.S. en route to a third country.

"Canadian sovereignty has gone right out the window," Liberal Transport critic Joe Volpe told the Montreal Gazette in a recent telephone interview. "You are going to be subject to American law."

Bill C-42 amends Canada's Aeronautics Act to allow airlines to communicate passenger information to "a foreign state" for flights over that country without landing.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Harper+bill+would+give+power+boot+travellers+going+from+Canada+Mexico/3214893/story.html

And finally, Bill C-36. This is the 3rd time legislators are trying to bring in a new law, which millions of Canadians have fought and had stopped. Formerly called, Bill C-6, 'The Canada Consumer Protection Act' (Orwell would be proud), this is the bill that would allow Health officials to enter your home and property without warrant and seize and sell your assets if they deemed fit. I originally posted about this on Sept. 16th, 2009 (http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/attention-all-canadians-please-read-very-important/27685)

CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT IS BACK

 

On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq introduced Bill C-36, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Bill C-36 is the old Bill C-6. In 2009, tens of thousands of Canadians made their concerns known to MPs and Senators regarding Bill C-6 and its unconstitutional nature.

Executive Summary
Current Regulatory Environment

After the largest citizen movement in Canadian history directed at increasing
our access to natural health products, Canadians should be enjoying increasing access. 

Unfortunately, instead of enjoying increasing access, we are facing a crisis
where we are losing access to most of our natural health products. The Standing Committee on Health (“Natural Health Products: A New Vision” November 1998, containing the 53 recommendations) and the Office of Natural Health Products Transition Team (“A Fresh Start – Final Report of the ONHP Transition Team”, March 31, 2000) gave directions intended to increase access to natural health products. Despite these directions, Health Canada has imposed inappropriate drug-style regulations on the NHP industry.

More at: http://nhppa.org/?page_id=744

  With the help of many CM members we emailed Canadian MP's across the country to fight Bill C-6. Guess it needs to be done all over again. Oh, Canada :-(

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I just watched a new and amazing short film that all Canadians should see.

"A Question of Sovereignty" - a film by award winning by writer/director Kevin Miller, and it deals with the current Bill C-36 mentioned above. Please send this link to all Canadians you know. (20 min)

http://vimeo.com/13024940

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Forget about terrorist hijacking; it's state hijacking by the notorious Obama-Harper gang that you have to worry about now:

Montreal - A Paris-to-Mexico flight was rerouted to Montreal and one of its passengers was arrested on Sunday, at the request of U.S. authorities, Canada Border Services Agency said Monday.

The passenger, who appeared on a U.S. no-fly list and is banned from entering Canada, was being detained for 48 hours under Canadian immigration laws, Jacqueline Roby, spokeswoman for Canada Border Services Agency, told AFP. He was later identified by the Immigration and Refugee Board as Abdirahman Ali Gaal.

Late Sunday, 150 passengers were forced to disembark the flight and were searched. Police also rummaged through the aircraft itself before it was allowed to resume its journey to Mexico.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/list+detained/3096117/story.html#ixzz0tHb6SfCx

Note that the Vancouver Sun article curiously fails to cover the basic fact of which airline and which flight was kidnapped.

CBC revealed how the heist of Aeromexico 006 was committed: 

"The United States' ability to refuse entry into its territory of any flight it deems to present a threat to its security is recognized by numerous countries and is consistent with international agreements," a spokeswoman said without providing further details.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/30/montreal-plane.html#ixzz0tHczvXaQ

Passenger air travel, being completely government-regulated, has become a laboratory for fascism. It's amazing how far governments will go when 'security' can be invoked to justify any action.

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Wow, hijacking is exactly what it is! You are flying Paris to Mexico, and get arrested in Canada, WTF?

And what about the other 150 passengers who missed connecting flights, had the vacations distrupted, were searched, and on and on. It's not, oh brother, it's Big Brother!

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What's ugly is that Canada and the U.S. have exchanged criminal databases on each others' citizens. Canada is using the U.S. database in a particularly excessive, hypocritical manner:

Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to get into Canada, as border agents with better access to American criminal databases are turning people back for offenses ranging from assault to drunken driving to shoplifting.

The Canadian Consulate General's office says almost all convictions can bar you from entry and improved sharing of criminal databases have made it easier for Canadian border agents to identify Americans with a criminal past.

Randy Kutter, a firefighter from Princeton, Minn., had been taking fishing trips to Canada his entire life. But Canadian border agents barred him in 2005 because of two DUI convictions in the 1980s.

Although the United States has similar access to Canadian records the policy here does not appear to be as stringent. Michael Friel, a spokesman with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says convictions for crimes like DUI, simple assault, disorderly conduct and breaking and entering do not make a person inadmissible to the United States.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-01-21-canada-border_N.htm

That's really rich -- that Canada, with its own prominent drinking culture (not to mention having been the principal whiskey supplier to the U.S. during the 1920s prohibition) treats a DUI conviction as an excludable offense. A bit of self-righteousness there, eh?

It's deplorable, when one contemplates the elimination of border checkpoints in Europe under the Schengen agreement, that the formerly casual Can-Am border has been turned into a menacing, databased gauntlet with full passport requirements in effect.

We voted for NAFTA, and all we got were these militarized, unfriendly borders?

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John99 wrote:

I just watched a new and amazing short film that all Canadians should see.

"A Question of Sovereignty" - a film by award winning by writer/director Kevin Miller, and it deals with the current Bill C-36 mentioned above. Please send this link to all Canadians you know. (20 min)

http://vimeo.com/13024940

I'm a physician & I watched the video up until minute 16.  It then became a waste of time.  There's good reason why governement health agencies try to regulate as they do.  Although some naturopathic treatments have scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness & safety, most do not.  The video showed a guy who was just winging it by putting different vitamins together to treat the psychiatric conditions of his two kids.  That's dangerous.  IMHO, this is a fear mongering video.

 

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The Harper government has quietly presented a bill in the House of Commons that would give U.S. officials final say over who may board aircraft in Canada if they are to fly over the U.S. en route to a third country.

This is consistent with the US right, under international law, to regulate its own airspace. I have not read the bill but from the language it appears that domestic flights, that regularly overfly the US on transcontinental flights, would not be part of this law. If so then Canada retains sovereignty over domestic flights.

The Paris-Mexico flight is not the first transatlantic flight to have been diverted to an unscheduled Canadian landing. Frankly I'd like to see Canadian authorities refuse landing permission on the basis of the person travelling who is on the no fly list. Then the US would have to escort the flight through US airspace with a couple of fighter jets or maybe shoot it down. It's the US rules let them deal with it for once. Canada only allows the landing because we know the whole issue is a theatrical farce.

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Dryam2000

When I say, 'in all due respect to your education, training and profession,' there is likely a very good chance you do not appreciate the frame of reference from which I speak, but having both doctors and nurses within the immediate family, my comments do come with some degree of understanding of the schooling and training you have gone through.

And it is precisely from this viewpoint that I believe your profession is overtly influenced by the pharmaceutical lobby, never to trust natural medicines over a well written prescription. The fact that you watched 16 minutes of a 20 minute film and came to your conclusion that people who cured a number of individuals of psychiatric disorders using vitamins and natural herbs must be certainly be using some form of  voodoo. I'm sure that would make the pharma industry proud.

Lighten up man, we the people want the right to choose for ourselves. Who cares if we grow some weed in the backyard that makes us feel better? What divine right gives the pharma industry control over what we place into our bodies?

Have you looked at Codex Alimentarius - the redefining of what are toxins and nutrients? This regulatory body from our friends at the WHO (who brought us the Swine Flu), and the UN is totally infiltrated by pharma lobbyists and lawyers who are hell-bent on stopping us from growing herbs in our garden.

What should you care if we believe that thyme grown in our garden cures depression? Even if it is a placebo effect. What gives the government the right over what goes into our bodies, and we won't even begin to talk about GMO foods that have been cleared by Health Canada and the FDA.

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John99,

The problem with the video was that it did not present a balanced view.  Some regulation is needed in the area of healthcare.  The extent of regulation is certainly debatable.  Presenting one side without the other isn't very responsible if you ask me.  BTW, I've seen countless patients that bought into naturopathic treatments thinking they were being appropriately treated only to discover later, when their condition was much worse, that it was just a bogus scam.  There have been scammers for hundereds of years claiming their elixirs & such will offer cures for people's many maladies.  Additionally, ALL treatments have side effects including taking simple vitamins.  Believe it or not some government is good.

You make so many false assumptions from my comments that it's really not worth responding to. 

Cheers

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Points well taken, dryam2000, and apologies for jumping to such assumptions. As you can guess I am very concerned about loss of freedoms and a manipulated government serving masters other than the electorate.

The movie does make the points that through organizations like the World Trade Organization, politicians like, Harper, have agreed that Canada should import US fruits and vegetables that have a 30% higher level of pesticides above previous Canadian standards. The fact that this is done quietly behind closed doors implies that we, the citizens, need to be ever more vigilant about our rights verses the demands of foreign multinational corporations, and that the old beliefs that people are basically good and politicians would not knowing approve of policy that would harm their voters is no longer valid.

In my last comment to you, I mentioned the fact  that Health Canada and the FDA have approved genetically modified foods from 'our friends' at Monsanto Corporation, and further that they have said it is not necessary to label these foods as having GMO materials.

You have maybe looked at the Russian study of GMO soya on hamsters carried out jointly by the National Association for Gene Security and the Institute of Ecological and Evolutional Problems in Russia? (http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/04/16/6524765.html) "The results of Russian scientists coincide with those of their colleagues from France and Austria. For one, when scientist proved that GM maize was harmful for mammals, France banned immediately its production and sale". The results of the study are very scary indeed and countries like Switzerland have placed a moratorium in GMO foods until 2012 to complete further testing, but why not Health Canada or the FDA?

Could it have anything to do with an obvious conflict of interest as Obama has placed Michael R. Taylor as Deputy Commissioner of Foods at the FDA? Taylor accepted this position leaving Monsanto Corporation where he was Vice President and the company's lobbyist to Washington.

My point is that Bill C-36 was defeated last year when it was called, Bill C-6, through the efforts of millions of concerned Canadians. The fact that it is being reintroduced in less than one year and under a guise of a new Bill, shows that the will of the people means little to our politicians, and further, implies there is a secondary agenda being followed.

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Excellent interview around 'scares', like Global Warming leading to Carbon Taxes in Canada...

 

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Canadians seem as content as citizens in the U.S. to give up their civil liberties, national soviergnty and independence.  But in Canada, the people have been living under a more obvious feudalism than the U.S. in that the country is formally ruled by a monarch; Elizabeth II.

Many in Canada were surprised when Queen Elizabeth II recently flexed her muscle:

Governor General Michaelle Jean -- the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state -- agreed to Harper's request to shut down Parliament until Jan 26. Parliament was reconvened just weeks ago after the October 14 election.

Harper's request for suspension was unprecedented. No prime minister had asked for Parliament to be suspended to avoid a confidence vote in the House of Commons.

Such a vote had been set for Monday and the Conservatives almost certainly would have lost it, and faced the possibility of being replaced by a coalition of opposition parties.

The governor general's role in government, as representative of the Crown, is largely ceremonial, though she has the final word on constitutional matters. Should the government be defeated in a confidence vote, she would decide whether to call a new election or allow the opposition to form a coalition government.

Largely ceremonial?  But she has the "final word on all constitutional matters"?

The Queen (through her "Governor General" representative) ignored the pretend laws of the Canadian parliament to with her "constitutional" and "executive" power to close parliament down.  She wanted to keep PM Steven Harper (who supports her NAU and "free trade agreements) from getting removed and replaced.

     

Left to Right - Reigning Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen's Personal Canadian Flag and the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada

The Canadian government is not "democratic" but like all commonwealth nations, the government is "ceremonial".  The ceremonial Canadian government is allowed to act, but only until they stop acting in the interests of her Majesty, who also owns most of Canada's natural resources including oil, diamonds, gold, etc.

The queen ultimately runs things - in Canada and in approximately 20 commonwealth nations.  The media pretends that the royals are an inept group without any real power but the reality is much different.

Canada is a kingdom, also called a dominion, whose head of state is a Queen, Elizabeth 11. She is also Queen of the United Kingdom and of 32 other countries and territories. Canada was taken from France for the Crown of Great Britain following a battle near Quebec in 1759.

How Canada is owned

All physical land in Canada is the property of the Crown, Queen Elisabeth 11. There is no provision in the Canada Act, or in the Constitution Act 1982 which amends it, for any Canadian to own any physical land in Canada. All that Canadians may hold, in conformity with medieval and feudal law, is “an interest in an estate in land in fee simple”. Land defined as ‘Crown land’ in Canada, and administered by the Federal Government and the Provinces, is merely land not ‘dedicated’ or assigned in freehold tenure. Freehold is tenure, not ownership. Freehold land is ‘held’ not ‘owned’.

Land in Canada

Just 9.7% of the land of Canada is privately held. The majority of the land, 90.3%, is Crown Land, otherwise known as Public Land. Of this, 50% is Crown land administered by the Provincial governments and 40.3% is Crown land administered by the federal government.

click here to see entire article

The world is very different from what we are led to believe as many nations are still under the dark ages of feudalism and monarchs.  The entire system is being contracted into one mega governBank that will be ruled by moneyed and blood aristocrats.

Larry

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Hi Larry,

Right on as usual. Virtually all Canadians will say that the Queen has no power in Canada, that she is merely a figurehead and that Canada truly is unfettered or influenced by the Monarchy. Of course this flies in the face of reality and present law, which most say is merely ceremonial tradition, not wishing to acknowledge that the Queen or her representative, the Governor General, has final say to open and close Parliament and has veto power over all legislation.

Harper has prorogued government twice in his tenure, and my belief, contrary to media spin is that he was told to do so by the true rulers of Canada - the Crown.

Parliament (Queen-in-Parliament)

All laws in Canada are the monarch's,[114] and the sovereign is one of the three components of parliament[115] — formally called the Queen-in-Parliament[3] — but the monarch and viceroy do not participate in the legislative process save for the granting of Royal Assent, which is necessary for a bill to be enacted as law. Either figure or a delegate may perform this task, and the viceroy has the option of deferring assent to the sovereign, as per the constitution.[116] The governor general is further responsible for summoning the House of Commons, while either the viceroy or monarch can prorogue and dissolve the legislature, after which the governor general usually calls for a general election. The new parliamentary session is marked by either the monarch, governor general, or some other representative reading the Speech from the Throne; as the sovereign is traditionally barred from the House of Commons, this ceremony, as well as the bestowing of Royal Assent, takes place in the Senate chamber.[117] Despite this exclusion, members of the commons must still express their loyalty to the monarch and defer to her authority, as the Oath of Allegiance must be recited by all new parliamentarians before they may take their seat, and the official opposition is traditionally dubbed as Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.[66][118][119]

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Monarchy_in_Canada?qsrc=3044

Here is a speech delivered by Canadian PM Harper, which is word for word, the same has Aussie PM, John Howard's speech backing both countries involvement in the Iraqi war. Strange coincidence, or following orders...?


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