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Conservative Values

Trudeau's Liberals just got struck by the first shot in Canada's carbon-tax rebellion

During a now-notorious town hall in Peterborough, Ont., Prime Minister Trudeau last week came face to face with an issue that could become his electoral undoing - not just in Ontario, but across all of Canada.

The moment came when the Peterborough audience erupted in cheers and applause for a 54-year-old woman, Kathy Katula, who pleaded for the prime minister's support in her battle against soaring Ontario electricity bills and the burden of living in what she described as energy poverty. "I'm asking you, Mr. Trudeau, how do you justify to a mother of four children, three grandchildren, with physical disabilities, and working up to 15 hours a day, how is it justified for you to ask me to pay a carbon tax when I only have $65 left in my paycheque every two weeks to feed my family."

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