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PEIFA wants to lobby for carbon tax exemption

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The P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture (PEIFA) held its annual general meeting in Charlottetown on Friday

The federal government has mandated that all provinces put carbon pricing in place beginning this year.

Those provinces that don’t implement a carbon pricing plan will be subject to the federal carbon pricing plan which would impose a carbon levy of $10 per tonne in 2018, rising by $10 per tonne each year to $50 per tonne in 2022.

The PEIFA wants to lobby the provincial government for a basic exemption from any carbon taxing scheme on all fuels (marked diesel, clear diesel, gas and propane) that farmers use on their farms.

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