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B.C. greenhouse growers get carbon tax relief this year


April 3, 2012
By The Canadian Press

April 3, 2012, Delta, B.C. — B.C.'s greenhouse vegetable and flower
growers will get $7.6 million in relief from the controversial carbon
tax this year.

April 3, 2012, Delta, B.C. — B.C.'s greenhouse vegetable and flower growers will get $7.6 million in relief from the controversial carbon tax this year.

Agriculture Minister Don McRae says the province is providing the temporary funding to reduce the cost of natural gas and propane used by growers.

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Greenhouse vegetable growers will get $6 million in grants while $1.6 million will be available to those who grow flowers and plants.

The carbon tax relief is occurring while its impact on the B.C. economy is being reviewed by the province, as announced in February's budget.

The tax on fossil fuels will be increased one more time in July as scheduled before it's frozen during the review.

The only tax of its kind in North America was introduced by the Liberals in 2007 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one-third by 2020.


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