Steinbach, MB – A Conservative bill to exempt farm fuels from the Liberal carbon tax has passed 2nd Reading.
Introduced by Conservative MP Philip Lawrence, Provencher MP Ted Falk seconded Bill C-206 to remove the Liberal carbon tax from essential farming fuels.
“This is great news for farmers here in southeast Manitoba,” said Falk. “The essential fuels farmers need to feed Canadian families and the world should not be subject to the Liberal carbon tax.”
The bill received support from all Conservative, New Democrat, Bloc Quebecois, and Green MPs in the House of Commons. Only the Liberals voted against it.
“There was cross-party consensus that this bill should proceed and rightly so,” said Falk. “Farmers are one step closer to getting much-needed relief.”
Bill C-206 is now referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food for study before returning to the House of Commons for 3rd Reading.