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Carbon tax removal on fuels used for agricultural purposes

Ontario Pork supports the removal of the carbon tax on natural gas and propane used for agricultural purposes

November 6, 2023

Ontario Pork, in a media release, strongly urged the Government of Canada to promptly to remove the carbon tax on natural gas and propane used for agricultural purposes. This action is pivotal in supporting Ontario's agricultural and swine communities, fostering economic growth, and ensuring environmental responsibility.

Read more by downloading Ontario Pork’s media release, found below.

November 2, 2023

Ontario Pork has long advocated for on-farm fuels used in agricultural production to be exempt from carbon tax policies. Given that there are currently no replacements for fossil fuels in agricultural production, it has amounted to an unfair cost burden to farmers, with little or no ability to pass the cost of the carbon tax on to the consumer.

The carbon tax also makes the pork sector less competitive on the world market. Other jurisdictions don’t have the same hurdles that Canadian farmers do, potentially making pork products less attractive internationally as well as domestically. As exporters, pork producers are competing with countries throughout the world, and any added costs make us much less competitive.

Read more by downloading Ontario Pork’s letter, found below.

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Last updated November 2, 2023

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