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Something @jkenney has repeatedly failed to mention - rebates for lower-income families have increased their purchasing power as they generally have a smaller carbon footprint - taking transit & living in smaller homes. That income boost will now disappear. #ableg
As noted in @edmontonspc's Feb '17 Profile of Poverty in #yeg:

"[w/ rebates], most low income households will likely come out ahead from the carbon levy [as] people living in low income tend to live in smaller [homes], use transit, & drive less" livingwagecanada.ca/files/4515/009… #ableg
That's one of many steps our gov't took that helped to cut child poverty in half from 2015-17.

Much like the 33% cut in small biz tax & support for public transit/LRT & green rural infrastructure, I think that's a good use of funds collected from a price on pollution. #ableg
And for those tempted to raise the spectre of "wealth redistribution," remember that leaving families in poverty costs us *all*. They're more likely to need to access social services & crisis care. They're less able to participate in & contribute to the economy. #ableg
This is only one of many areas where this gov't's decision to end the carbon levy means they'll need to find other sources to fund valuable public investments at the same time as they plan to punch a $4.5B hole in the budget for tax cuts for profitable corporations. #ableg
This Premier's made significant commitments, promising to sustain these investments while making cuts in revenue & not affecting quality of public services, support for vulnerable ABns or front-line jobs.

I have my doubts, but for ABns' sake, here's hoping he can. #ableg
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