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BTC: ‘Canada is not the United States’

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(Greetings from Val d’Or.)

So the Toronto Stock Exchange falls 840 points in a day. Jack Layton calls for a meeting of the federal leaders. And the Prime Minister’s response is as follows:

1. I’ll see you at the debates.

2. Our fundamentals are sound.

3. Canada is not the United States.

4. The last thing we need right now is a carbon tax.

A reasonable, careful reaction at a time that demands calm? Or a response somewhat lacking in concern and consideration?