Responding to the farce

Greg Fingas considers a response to the Conservatives’ carbon tax farce.

Yes, Harper has pretended to agree with greenhouse gas emission regulation for the purpose of deflecting from the environment as an election issue. But he’s only been willing to feign support for whatever policy seems furthest from being implemented – with the apparent goal of making sure that no single form of regulation gains enough momentum to be seen as an inescapable consensus. 

Moreover, in government Harper has consistently refused to implement any policy which actually results in the oil sector (rather than the general public) taking responsibility for the damage unregulated greenhouse gas emissions can do to Canada’s environment and the global climate. And the fact that a majority Con government is managing to be even more reckless than the previous minority versions only drives that point home.

Here, again, are the reasons why the current Conservative position is farcical.




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Responding to the farce

  1. Yes, Harper has pretended to agree with greenhouse gas emission
    regulation for the purpose of deflecting from the environment as an
    election issue. But he’s only been willing to feign support for whatever
    policy seems furthest from being implemented – with the apparent goal
    of making sure that no single form of regulation gains enough momentum
    to be seen as an inescapable consensus.

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    That certainly has the ring of truth to it. It might actually be honest for them to say “Yes we proposed the same plan as you are now, but we never actually intended to go through with it.”

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