The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 5th, 2020 day edition

image for Most Canadian households will get back more than they pay from carbon tax, PBO finds

“Under the federal government’s current rebate structure, most households will still receive more than what they pay in fuel charges,” parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux said Tuesday.

“However, once the provincial and federal sales taxes on carbon pricing are accounted for, these amounts will be lower on a net basis when compared with the analysis in our previous report.”.

In a report last April, the PBO estimated the carbon-tax costs and rebates for households in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, and found the majority would come out ahead.

“Most households will receive higher transfers than amounts paid in fuel charges,” according to Giroux’s report.

Large and higher-income households were also expected to actually pay a cost, as the rebate did not keep up with their consumption.

Part of the reason is wealthier Canadians tend to own bigger homes, own bigger cars and drive more often.

But the rebate also tails off as households have more children. »

Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiDemocrats tear into Trump's speech: It was a 'MAGA rally' READ: Speaker Pelosi's response to Trump's State of the Union address Pelosi hammers Trump's speech: 'A manifesto of mistruths' MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump Donald John TrumpDemocrats tear into Trump's speech: It was a 'MAGA rally' READ: Speaker Pelosi's response to Trump's State of the Union address Pelosi hammers Trump's speech: 'A manifesto of mistruths' MORE's prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address.

As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump's speech and tore it in half.

Pelosi also made waves at Trump's State of the Union last year, when her pointed applause at Trump calling for an end to "revenge politics" went viral. »

Lisa Murkowski: Donald Trump’s behavior is “shameful and wrong,” but I “cannot vote to convict” him

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But despite arguing that Trump's "behavior was shameful and wrong," Murkowski said it was up to voters to decide whether to remove the president from office.

"The response to the president's behavior is not to disenfranchise nearly 63 million Americans and remove him from the ballot," she said.

"Over the past month, Trumpworld's sense of being unbeatable has only grown," Axios' Jonathan Swan reported, citing 10 senior administration officials. »

Why ‘Knives Out’ Is A Rare Box Office Triumph For Original Movies

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That means Knives Out is one of the very biggest non-horror live-action originals in unadjusted domestic box office since Chris Nolan’s Interstellar ($188 million) in late 2014.

It’s no secret that the old-school original studio programmer has become a quasi-endangered species over the last several years.

Whether you count Dunkirk as an original, Knives Out is a huge win for non-IP, adult-skewing, star-driven, marquee-directed studio releases. »

State of the Union: Pelosi rips up Trump’s speech behind him after he refuses to shake hands

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The California Democrat sat just over his left shoulder during the speech, looking disgusted and disinterested as he mostly read it off a teleprompter.

We will work to find common ground where we can, but will stand our ground where we cannot.”.

Democrats reject Mr Trump’s contention he has built an historically “inclusive” economy, saying he has failed to help average Americans. »