January 08 2018

UCP targets NDP carbon tax in new ad campaign

Today, the UCP launched a new ad campaign targeting the NDP's job-killing carbon tax, the largest increase in Alberta's history. The ad is running for the next four weeks and is narrated by Alberta talk-radio icon Dave Rutherford. 

"Get ready to pay more taxes. On January 1st, the NDP hit Albertans with a 50% hike to their job-killing carbon tax. A tax hike that increases the cost of nearly everything from filling up your gas tank to heating your home, and even the cost of groceries," says the ad.

The NDP didn't even mention their carbon tax during the last election. But Jason Kenney and the United Conservatives will scrap the NDP carbon tax. We will put your money back in your pocket, where it belongs. To join the fight again the NDP carbon tax, please sign our petition - here

The radio ad, along with complementing animations, can be found here

During the 2015 provincial election campaign, the NDP misled Albertans about their job-killing carbon tax. Furthermore, the financial tables from the NDP's campaign platform deliberately omitted billions in projected revenue from their carbon tax, despite announce the tax just six months after being elected. 

Should we be successful in the next provincial election, the UP pledge to kill the NDP's carbon tax as their first act in government.