Trudeau threatens grocery tax

Author: Franco Terrazzano 2023/09/14

OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immediately rescind his grocery tax threat.

“The last thing Canadians need is a grocery tax,” said Franco Terrazzano, CTF Federal Director. “Instead of hammering Canadians with a grocery tax, Trudeau should scrap his carbon tax, which is making food prices more expensive.”

“[We] will be calling on the heads of large grocers to come to Ottawa with a plan to address the rising cost of food,” Trudeau said during a Sept. 14 press conference. “We expect to hear from them by Thanksgiving on what their plan is to stabilize prices. And let me be very clear: if their plan doesn’t provide real relief for the middle class and people working hard to join it, then we will take further action, and we are not ruling anything out, including tax measures.” 

“Another tax won’t make groceries more affordable, it’ll make them more expensive,” Terrazzano said. “Trudeau needs to rescind his grocery tax threat and scrap his carbon taxes.”

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