Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb has presented a Private Member’s Bill that has been referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food for further study, at which point, it will receive it’s third reading in the House of Commons prior to a referral to the Senate.
Bill C-234 eliminates the carbon tax on propane and natural gas used on-farm for things such as grain drying and heating livestock barns, which are critical to the security of Canada’s food supply, and the long-term sustainability of farms.
Bill C-234 passed Second Reading by 170 votes to 143, and was unanimously supported by all opposition parties.
“My Private Member’s Bill is all about ensuring that farmers’ environmental contributions are fairly recognized, and ensuring that Canada’s food supply remains secure and sustainable now and into the future. I’d like to thank the Members from my own party, the NDP, Bloc, and Greens for their support, and I’m looking forward to continuing the discussion at Committee,” says Lobb.