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Cheryl Gallant's farce

The Conservatives sent up four backbenchers during members’ statements today to complain about a carbon tax. Among them was Cheryl Gallant, who offered this version of events.

Voters in my riding said no to a carbon tax on wood when the Liberals pushed it as a carbon tax.

Ms. Gallant suggested during the 2008 campaign that a carbon tax would raise the price of firewood.

Of course, by the Harper government’s current reckoning, voters in Ms. Gallant’s riding also said yes to a carbon tax when they voted for a candidate who ran on a platform that included a proposal to pursue cap-and-trade.