Considering the province of Alberta— hot-bed of carbon tax controversy– no emission mandates had thus far been established apart from a maximum output of 100 megatonnes per year. At Cop26, the Trudeau government mandated a 100-megatonne reduction for Canada’s entire Oil and Gas sector by 2030.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise. What should make the ears of Canadians perk up is one of the proposed restrictions to accomplish the task. Among other considerations in the proposal we discover the following, as reported by the Calgary Herald on November 8th, 2021.
“Limit personal consumption of hydrocarbons by individual Canadians, in terms of allowable miles travelled by motor vehicle, train or air.”
Let us understand the potential of what is presented in the Calgary Herald article: it is possible a time will arrive when the distance Canadians can travel in their vehicles includes a hard cap on mileage travelled. Not only would this apply to personal vehicles, but also to the time they spend idly reading a newspaper while riding a bus. In this capacity, the impediment does not apply to the vehicles– it applies to individual citizens.
All of which conjure up a collective yawn from legacy media. As a result, it is likely they will never juxtapose this “progressive” policy with that which Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms has to say about the matter.
6. (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.
(2) Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the right:
- to move to and take up residence in any province; and
- to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
What would occur in a case where Charter-based mobility rights were violated by Trudeau’s restriction on distance of travel? A simple question it is. The answer, of course, is nothing at all. Just as it applies to current Charter breaches that result from Covid mandates.
Result: an extreme, draconian measure for the loss of personal freedoms. Predicted extend of exposure from establishment media? Nothing. Witness as Canada continues to morph into a reasonable facsimile of the authoritarian nations of the world.
“Baby, You Can Drive My Car”— as expressed by those idealists of 1960’s liberalism, The Beatles. How things have changed. In 2021, the liberal ethos is personified by a potential limit on how far you drive your car down a country road.
“None of these options can be dismissed when Canada now has a federal environment minister that doubtlessly believes that there is infinite value in the elimination of any Canadian carbon emissions.”
And who could be more effective at cracking the carbon whip than the person PM Trudeau appointed Minister of Environment, Stephan Guilbault? Witness as the woke globalist agenda falls into line to reshape the destiny of Canadian society.
As Cultural Action Party said the day Justin Trudeau was appointed prime minister, Canada circa 1867-2015 is over and done with. We expect nothing less than a succession of stones laid in our pathway toward Canada’s conversion into an authoritarian state.