Victoria: BC United Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon says if his BC United Party forms government next year, he’ll axe the provincial carbon tax on all fuels and halt any planned future increases.

Falcon made the announcement in Victoria on Tuesday morning, saying removing the tax will cut fuel costs for farmers and could lead to lower grocery costs for consumers.

Premier David Eby has already slammed Falcon’s announcement, calling him a “weather vane”, during a question period in the legislature.

After reading out a past statement in which Falcon praised carbon pricing as the right way to deal with climate change, Eby told the legislature that the Opposition Leader has “lost the courage of his convictions”. — The Canadian Press

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