The United Conservative Party's Agriculture Critic is speaking out against the NDP's carbon tax.

Drumheller-Stettler MLA, Rick Strankman, says on top of another unusually challenging harvest, farmers will be dealing with the increased cost of drying their grain.

"The NDP carbon tax has increased the cost of both natural gases and propane, fuel used to dry grain after a wet fall. In particular, the carbon tax on natural gas is in excess of 60 per cent at current market rates."

The UCP say, The Wednesday, October 3 market price of natural gas is $2.41/gigajoule.

The party adds, the current carbon tax is $1.517/gigajoule, meaning the carbon tax is equivalent to 63%.

Strankman will not represent the United Conservative Party in the next Alberta Election after recently losing the riding nomination on the to Pollockville farmer Nathan Horner.

 

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