Motion that Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, be amended in schedule 1 as follows.
In part A section 7 is struck out;
in part B section 25 is amended by striking out subsection (1)(i) and, in subsection (2), by striking out “7”;
in part C sections 27(1)(a)(xii) and (xiii) are struck out;
in part D section 61 is amended by striking out “7”;
in part E the schedule is amended by striking out sections 1(1)(a) and (b);
and in part F the table to the schedule is amended by striking out the following:
Aviation gas 4.98 ¢/L 7.47 ¢/L
Aviation jet fuel 5.17 ¢/L 7.75 ¢/L
Placing a disincentive on increased use of aviation and commercial aviation makes absolutely no sense and runs directly counter to a number of the stated goals of the government. They want to diversify the economy, and they want to create jobs, but if you put a tax on aviation fuel, you will have exactly the opposite effect.