Buried deep in a Trudeau government report released last month was a proposal to slap a new tax on pick-up trucks – by far the most popular vehicles in Canada. The recommendation attached to Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s climate change report called for a tax of anywhere between $1,000 and $4,000.
On today’s episode of the Candice Malcolm Show, Candice is joined by the researcher who found this buried tax proposal and exposed it – Kris Sims of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).
Remarkably, after Sims broke the story, Guilbeault went on the attack and called her factual news report “disinformation” and “fake news.” This is the same minister who first drafted Bills C-10 and C-36 that seek to censor and ban so-called disinformation.
The Trudeau government’s loyal CBC stenographer Aaron Wherry was quick to repeat Guilbeault’s talking points in an article that accuses Sims and the CTF of criticizing a “Truck Tax that doesn’t exist.”
Candice and Kris talk about the bizarre world of federal politics where Trudeau government officials deny facts that are published in their own reports, where journalists hold government critics – rather than government officials – to account, the growing cultural divide between the laptop class and the working class, and the brewing culture war over pick-up trucks.