Ford plans taxpayer-funded TV ad blitz opposing Trudeau's 'carbon tax' - 2019-03-31

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F94.png Ford plans taxpayer-funded TV ad blitz opposing Trudeau's 'carbon tax' March 31, 2019, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford's government is launching a massive taxpayer-funded advertising blitz attacking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon-pricing plan, the Star has learned. Sources say the Progressive Conservatives have quietly begun preparing two 30-second TV commercials aimed at attacking what Ford calls "a job-killing carbon tax," a levy that takes effect Monday.

Premier Doug Ford meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a Dec. 6, 2018, file photo. The Star has learned Ford's government is planning an advertising blitz opposing Ottawa's new carbon tax. ( Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS )

"This is not a fight we are shying away from," said one senior Ontario government official, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal deliberations. "You don't need a carbon tax to fight climate change." The insider said a multi-million dollar ad campaign on television, radio, in print, and online will launch in the week after Finance Minister Vic Fedeli's April 11 budget.

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