Poilievre and Trudeau face off on taxes, crypto and carbon pricing 
Poilievre and Trudeau face off on taxes, crypto and carbon pricing 

By Natasha Bulowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Pierre Poilievre went toe-to-toe with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time in his new role as leader of the Conservative Party during a question period rife with jabs about cryptocurrency, jet fuel, the carbon price and “tax increases.” “It’s good to see the prime minister here visiting Canada to fill up the gas in his private jet” were the first words out of Poilievre’s mouth at Thursday’s question period. Trudeau missed the first two question periods of this parliamentary session because he was attending the Queen’s funeral and the 77th United Nations General Assembly. Political watchers anticipate fierce sparring matches between the Conservatives’ new firebrand leader and the prime minister after Poilievre’s incendiary rhetoric about “gatekeepers,” “Justinflation” and “freedom” carried him

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