Dear Editor;

Regarding a letter published in The Capital January 17, 2018: I would like to point out that the carbon levy of $1.011 is per Gigajoule of energy produced. It’s a levy on the tonnes of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide produced when one gigajoule of natural gas is burned. The levy is not based on the price of natural gas. In March of 2014 natural gas was $8.22/GJ. Thus the levy at that time would have been 12% of the price of natural gas.

Incidentally, for your information:

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To the Editor;

A long time ago, an oil company approached my parents on their farm four miles west of Three Hills with an offer to lease a few acres for drilling a couple of wells. The site selected was pasture land, well below the well we used for water for ourselves. In those days you could drill down 50 feet and hit pure water, so we weren’t worried about any pollution. Fracking was unheard of. Since the oil wells weren’t going to interfere with the cattle we raised we said, &ldqu

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Dear Editor;

As your Member of Parliament, I have been hearing an outpouring of concern and objection to the Liberal government in Ottawa’s adding a new “attestation” requirement for those applying for a grant to hire a student under the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program. There is grave concern about the precedent that is being set when Canadians are required to take a “values test” to access government services. This is a misuse of government’s power by the Pri

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Dear Editor:

Recently there has been considerable discussion regarding Alberta’s carbon tax on natural gas, especially concerning the rate of the tax, which was boosted this month. I recently wrote a letter to the editor indicating that the increased cost would be equal to a 75% sales tax on home heating.

Turns out I was wrong. Recently, Sun columnist Lorne Gunter explained how the tax is actually the equivalent of an 81% sales tax. The calculation starts with the price of natural gas on J

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