I am glad to support the Tories on this!!! The environmentostalinist wish to destroy the West!
The Harper government has been utterly consistent in stressing that it would not pursue policies that would damage the economy
The first week of the new parliamentary session was marked by the government offensive against the NDP’s alleged enthusiasm for destroying jobs via a carbon tax. The Conservatives accused the official opposition of supporting a “tax on everything.” NDP leader Thomas Mulcair retorted by accusing the government of a “bare-faced lie” (something of which he, technically, is incapable). What the NDP actually supports, he pointed out, is a cap and trade system.
Some pundits noted that cap and trade is for all intents and purposes little different from a carbon tax, since they both cost jobs. Others pointed out that cap and trade was superior because it used “the market.” Still others alighted on the fact that the Conservatives’ regulatory approach was a job-destroyer too. It was also recorded that the Conservatives themselves supported cap and trade back in 2008. What hypocrites!
With regard to this last point, it should be noted that the Harper government’s espousal of cap and trade was predicated entirely on following U.S. policy out of fear of potential reprisals. Thus when the U.S. proposal died in the U.S. Senate in 2009, so did the Harper government’s interest in the policy....