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"Local hothouse tomatoes cooked by Trudeau’s carbon tax" says opposition leader

Mexican tomato growers are eating the lunch of a long-time greenhouse tomato producer in Manotick thanks to Trudeau’s carbon tax, according to Official Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre.

“It is at times more expensive to buy a Manotick tomato in Manotick than a Mexican tomato in Manotick,” Poilievre recently noted in the House of Commons, highlighting the plight of SunTech Tomatoes in his Ottawa-area riding of Carleton.

Poilievre complained that the company’s production costs have been driven up relative to its foreign competitors as a result of the federal carbon tax being applied to the carbon dioxide SunTech purchases to fortify the atmosphere in its greenhouses. “This CO2 does not even go into the atmosphere, it goes into the plant life, something the Liberals may have missed in Grade 4 science class,” he said.

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