Doug Ford’s ‘Carbon Tax Recession’ warning isn’t worrying most Canadians, Poll Finds

While 36 per cent of Canadians told Abacus Data Ford is correct, 64 per cent said he was over-stating the negative impacts of a carbon tax. When people were told that many economists rejected Ford’s take, even more — 74 per cent — said he was wrong.

Ford first made the claim in a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in downtown Toronto on Jan. 21.

“I’m here today to ring the warning bell that the risk of a carbon tax recession is very, very real,” he said. “A carbon tax will be a total economic disaster, not only for our province but for our entire country.”

Economists and environmentalists disputed his claim, but Ford doubled down the next day.

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