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Take that, global warming!

Tories will cut excise tax on diesel fuel in half: Harper:

So whereas the Liberals would discourage carbon-belching, the Tories would actively encourage it.

UPDATE: “I’m running out of synonyms for stupid,” says economist Stephen Gordon at Worthwhile Canadian Initiative (one of my favourite econoblogs). 

In one stroke, it takes two serious and pressing problems – the deteriorating fiscal situation and greenhouse gas emissions – and makes them both worse.

MEANWHILE: The League of Below Average Prime Ministers Endorses Green Shift (Calgary Grit)

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