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Green Party promises ‘robot tax’ on companies that replace workers with machines

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VANCOUVER — The Green Party is proposing a “robot tax.”Green Leader Elizabeth May says that every time a company replaces a worker with a machine, a Green government would make that company pay a tax equivalent to the income tax paid by that laid-off employee.READ MORE: Trudeau unveils Liberal platform, Singh continues campaign in B.C.May says Canada is fast becoming a world leader in artificial intelligence, but the needs of workers must be at the forefront of policy discussions.She says the revenue from a “robot tax” would be used to fund educational and retraining programs for workers.WATCH: How realistic is the Green Party’s fiscal plan?

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