New fridges for Loblaws
This week’s report will be a short one.
Chances are you have heard of the giant grocery retailer that is owned by Canada’s second wealthiest family, the Weston’s.
Loblaws is a multi-billion dollar company that media sources reported, posted a $221 million net profit in the fourth quarter of 2018
The reason I mention this is the Liberal Government announced this week that it is giving Loblaws up to $12 million to help the for profit company to buy new, more energy efficient, refrigeration systems to help reduce Loblaws emissions.
This announcement has been one of considerable controversy in Ottawa as both the NDP and the Conservative opposition strongly disagree.
The obvious concern is that, when it comes to what Mr. Trudeau calls “putting a price on pollution”, why does the average person have to pay when a multi-billion dollar private company earning hundreds of millions in profits receives potentially $12 million towards new refrigeration?
My question this week:
Do you support large private corporations being given millions of your tax dollars on programs such as this one?
I can be reached at Dan.Albas@parl.gc.ca or call toll free 1-800-665-8711.
4/11/2019 09:05:10 am
F—king joke!! Pay for the friggin things themselves and hold them to it!!
4/11/2019 09:21:37 pm
NO, I do NOT support large private corporations being given millions of our tax dollars on programs such as this one.
4/11/2019 09:53:23 pm
Absolutely Not, this is very upsetting, another misuse of Canadian tax dollars. Large corporations can afford to pay for their own refrigerators.
4/11/2019 10:17:15 pm
Absolutely not! This is ludicrous! Borrowing millions of dollars to throw it at the rich for the middle class to pay back!
4/12/2019 05:37:05 pm
I think putting a price on pollution is bs. It is the Industry that is polluting that should be paying NOT the taxpayer! The carbon tax is a greedy money grab for the Liberals. AND I think as British Colombians have already been paying 'the carbon tax' for 10-years and that money goes in to GENERAL Coffer (Revenue) a.k.a a CASH COW! It will be the same for the federal LIBERAL government.
4/14/2019 09:23:34 am
The beer fridge in my garage needs upgrading. May I have some money?
4/15/2019 09:14:47 am
This is such bull!
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Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola.
Central Okanagan – Similkameen – Nicola