Jacques Gourde achieves government backbencher nirvana Aaron Wherry December 6, 2012 Follow @aaronwherry Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 11 The Conservative MP’s statement to the House yesterday afternoon. Here again is a rough guide to the Conservatives’ carbon tax farce. Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: cap-and-trade carbon tax climate change environment Jacques Gourde Advertisement About this author Aaron Wherry Macleans.ca administrator Aaron Wherry covers the House of Commons and its 338 residents for Maclean’s. Other articles The feisty first week of the 42nd Parliament Do the Liberals have a mandate for electoral reform? All articles Advertisement Post navigation Previous With one small patch, history is made on NBA All-Star weekend Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.