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Barlow Urges Farmers To Submit For A Carbon Tax Exemption

Foothills MP, John Barlow, is encouraging farmers to submit a form for an exemption from the federal carbon tax set to come into effect January 1, 2020.
Barlow, who's also the Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, points out the exemption doesn't include all farm fuels.
"This does not cover propane, natural gas," he explains. "This only covers fuel delivered to the farm that you use in farm machinery. Doesn't count what you've used in your truck, doesn't count what you use to haul cattle to market or grain to the terminal. Those things aren't covered."
Barlow says the topic came up in the Budget last Spring, adding the Conservatives fought to have exemptions on the carbon tax for Canadian agriculture.
However, he says they would obviously like to see the carbon tax gone.
"It's a saving, and I encourage all producers out there to ensure they fill out that form and are qualified for that exemption. However, this is just a small part of the exorbitant cost of the carbon tax that is being placed on the backs of farmers and ranchers who are paying a disproportionate cost of the carbon tax."
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