The farce is strong in these ones


With Thomas Mulcair visiting Brantford, Conservative MP Phil McColeman uses the phrase “carbon tax” three times in the space of a five-sentence quote (and his remarks are reported without being challenged).

And with Mr. Mulcair visiting London, Conservative MPs Susan Truppe, Joe Preston and Ed Holder send a letter to the Free Press to complain that, while in the city, the NDP leader didn’t mention a policy he hasn’t proposed.

Here, again, are the reasons why this is farcical.

Mr. Mulcair has proposed pursuing a cap-and-trade system. Mr. McColeman, Mr. Preston and Mr. Holder were Conservative candidates in 2008, when their party platform included a promise to pursue a continental cap-and-trade system. They were duly elected Conservative MPs when the Harper government included that promise in its Throne Speech and when the Harper government was apparently working with the provinces to establish that cap-and-trade system.


The farce is strong in these ones

  1. Every Canadian owes you a debt of gratitude for this pushback in favour of actual fact, Mr. Wherry.

    • Agreed. Another good reason to not vote CPC: they treat people like cattle.

      • They certainly expect their backbenchers to moo on demand….or ought that to be baa baa?

  2. Agreed. Actual fact finally being reported on the Conservative Carbon Tax Farce.

  3. Great job Mr. Wherry, keep it up.

    It’s distressing that so many of our elected representatives are very willing to just lie — that is what it really is — because they have such a good track record of getting away with it.

    Summer’s over now. Here’s hoping for that emergency ruling from the Supreme Court on the federal election in Etobicoke and and maybe some better answers from Dean Del Mastro on election financing now that he has had a chance to clear his head.

    All I hear from Elections Canada are crickets chirping.

  4. Cap and Trade is just another way for scammers to make money. It does nothing to reduce pollution. Check out the fiasco in Europe.