Last month, the House of Commons passed Bill C-206, an Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farm fuel), introduced by Conservative Member of Parliament, Philip Lawrence in February 2020.
This bill will exempt qualifying farmers from paying the Liberal carbon tax on gasoline, diesel fuel, propane and natural gas, saving Canadian farmers up to $250 million over the next four years. These fuels are essential for farming operations, and the Liberal government and Minister of Agriculture continually ignored Western farmers for years when it came to the topic of grain drying expenses and the carbon tax.
Bill C-206 will help farmers save millions of dollars in unnecessary taxation and recognizes the positive contribution of farmers to the natural environment. We Conservatives will continue to fight for our farmers, and will always stand with our agricultural producers, both right here in Saskatchewan and across all of Canada.