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Great Moments in Farce


Conservative MP Mark Warawa explains the Harper government’s Turning the Corner plan to the environment committee on March 31, 2008.

Our plan includes setting up a carbon emissions trading market, including a carbon offset system, to provide incentives for Canadians to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’re providing industry with the tools it needs, the tools of a domestic carbon market, and we’re also establishing the market price of carbon. We’ve heard from industry, we’ve heard from environmental groups, and we’ve heard from our international partners that these are necessary parts of the plan, and they are now part of a plan.

Here, again, is everything you need to know about the farcical nature of the Conservatives’ current position on cap-and-trade.


Great Moments in Farce

  1. Given the government’s persistent and self-contradictory maneuvering to avoid any kind of intervention in the carbon market (unless forced into compliance with a future US model), one might conclude that their own inside polling tells them their hardcore base of support admires their climate-change denial strategies, if even they involve lying.