Conservative MP Leon Benoit seems to have issued a news release that uses the expertise of Stephen Gordon to bolster the case that the NDP is proposing a carbon tax.
Benoit alludes to University of Laval economist Stephen Gordon’s explanation that the “NDP is proposing a cap-and-trade model in which carbon is priced, their policy is essentially the same as a carbon tax.”
Stephen did indeed write those words that Mr. Benoit quotes. But here’s the sentence that came immediately after those words.
But then again, so was the cap-and-trade model the Conservatives offered as an alternative (sic) to the Liberals’ carbon tax.
And here is what Stephen has written about the Harper government’s regulatory approach.