Mr. Speaker, this morning, the Parliamentary Budget Office released its review of the carbon tax. We have heard from Canadians across our country that the carbon tax is making life more difficult for Canadians.
Farmers are particularly struggling, as they have faced additional headwinds, including trade disruption, a wet spring and global pricing instability. To add insult to injury, we are now adding a tax on a tax. The GST is indeed being taxed on the carbon tax. I have a receipt from one of our local farmers, showing that in addition to paying $7,000 in carbon tax, the government has said that is not enough and he has had to pay $350 in GST on top of that carbon tax.
The most recent Parliamentary Budget Office report stated that the government collected over $100 million in GST by taxing the carbon tax. If a bank tried to charge interest on interest, it would be charged with usury.
The government needs to give relief to the carbon scam. We need to give farmers a break.