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Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is taking his ‘Axe the Tax’ campaign to the next level by calling for Canadians to protest outside the offices of Liberal and NDP MPs and to bombard them with phone calls and emails. 

Poilievre says he’s relying on Canadians to help him in getting the federal government to scrap the carbon tax before the scheduled hike on April Fools’ Day during a rally in Etobicoke, Ont. on Sunday.

“Politics is not a spectator sport,” said Polievre to an energized crowd of supporters, following their chanting of ‘axe the tax.’

“It is a participation sport. If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. So you need to be at the table,” said Poilievre.

The Conservative leader then announced a “massive pressure campaign” to end the carbon tax, once and for all. 

“We are going to start a massive pressure campaign in Parliament, but you need to back me up on the ground. How many of you are going to write to your Liberal-NDP members and demand they vote with common sense Conservatives to axe the tax? How many will organize protests out of Liberal constituency offices to pressure them to do the right thing?” asked Poilievre

“How many of you are going to send emails to all of your networks and post on all of your social media so that every one of your neighbours knows about the upcoming April Fools’ Day tax hike?” he added.

“How many of you will bombard Liberal-NDP offices with phone calls to make sure that they understand their constituents cannot afford to pay anymore?” continued Poilievre.

The Trudeau government will be raising the carbon tax an additional 17 cents per litre of gasoline, 21 cents per litre of diesel and 15 cents per cubic metre of natural gas on April 1.

A recent Leger poll revealed that the overwhelming majority of Canadians, seven out of 10, are opposed to the impending increase to the federal carbon tax.

“The poll is clear: the vast majority of Canadians, across every province and all demographics, oppose the upcoming federal carbon tax hike,” said Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Several premiers have either asked for an exemption from the carbon tax or have outright refused to collect the money, including Premier Scott Moe in Saskatchewan, who announced he will not be sending any more money to Ottawa in relation to the tax.