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The Conservatives on cap-and-trade: yes, no and maybe


 

Before throwing the Foreign Affairs Minister under the bus yesterday afternoon, Peter Kent actually concurred with Mr. Baird on one count.

At the same time, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was quite right in saying that this government does not support a carbon tax and this government, unlike all of the parties over there, will not impose a carbon tax on hard-working Canadians.

During the last campaign, both the Liberals and New Democrats supported cap-and-trade. And while the Conservatives once vowed to pursue a continental cap-and-trade regime, last April it became their contention that cap-and-trade is the same thing as a carbon tax.

Nonetheless, last May, Mr. Kent ventured that a continental cap-and-trade system “can always be something to consider in the future.”


 

The Conservatives on cap-and-trade: yes, no and maybe

  1. “… this government does not support a carbon tax and this government … ”

    Feds already collect ten cent per litre excise tax on gasoline but Kent promises to protect us from ten cent a litre ‘carbon’ tax – verily, he’s a champion of hard working canadians.

  2. Carbon tax is effective to make polluters pay for the toxins they dump into the air, water, and land. What we have now is the complete opposite: Government that pays subsidies to the (foreign) oil and gas corporations. We must stop huge subsidies for oil and gas, it is a terrible policy. Support renewable energy.

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