Bill C-234, which aims to exempt specific farming practices and associated fuels from the carbon tax, has passed Third Reading in the House of Commons and will proceed to the Senate.
Although the carbon tax's primary objective is to reduce emissions, growers and farmers face a lack of practical options to reduce their emissions from fuel or machinery. This makes the carbon tax a financial burden without resulting in any reduction in emissions.
If passed, Bill C-234 will exempt these activities and fuels from the carbon tax, freeing up funds for growers to invest in sustainability on their operations. Bill C-234 will now go before the Senate where it will be debated and voted on.
You can learn more here: https://agcarbonalliance.ca/vote-for-bill-c-234/
Source: Fruit & Vegetable Growers of Canada May 15, 2023 hort shorts
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