BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected]. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to 'BURSZTYN: Carbon tax a nudge that became a push,' published April 2.
I totally agree with Peter Bursztyn. Hopefully, the average Canadian wakes up soon and realizes we all need to reduce our carbon footprint before the damage to our planet is irreversible.
We all need to make choices, and we all need to make significant changes to our lifestyles. This type of tax penalizes those who don’t, those who continue to over-consume.
There are so many bad examples out there:
- Couples/people living in oversized houses.
- People who take multiple short-term vacations by air.
- People who brag about how many thousands of kilometres they drive their snow machines each year (like the mayor of Orillia in a recent story in OrilliaMatters).
- The Ford government for continuing to build mega-highways that only facilitate more automobile use.
I’ll stop there – the list could go on and on.
I am not perfect in this regard, but I frequently think about how I can reduce my carbon footprint.