Manitoba premier says grain-drying can be exempt from a Manitoba carbon tax

BRANDON, Man. — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is pitching his plan for a carbon tax to agricultural producers as a significantly better different than the present federal one.

Pallister instructed an agricultural exposition that he would exempt grain-drying prices from a provincial carbon tax, not like the federal tax.


Farmers in a lot of the West have confronted steep payments as they use pure gasoline and propane to dry their grain after a soggy harvest.

Keystone Agricultural Producers, the province’s largest farm group, says corn producers alone are paying about $1.7 million in carbon tax this yr they usually face competitors from United States producers, who don’t pay the tax.

The group’s president, Invoice Campbell, says Pallister’s promise is a step in the proper route.


Pallister has rejected federal calls for for a carbon tax, however is now elevating the potential for hammering out a take care of Ottawa.