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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ontario PCs’ Brown swallows the carbon Kool-Aid

Having already lost two successive elections they should have been able to win against the spendthrift, incompetent Liberal government in Ontario, the Progressive Conservatives seem to be finding ways to do it again.
PC Leader Patrick Brown announced, to a less than enthusiastic response at the party’s weekend convention, that he believes in some sort of carbon pricing scheme.
When asked about it on my show on Newstalk 1010, Brown first rightly denounced the Liberals’ cap-and-trade program.
“This Liberal cap-and-trade proposal is something we’re voting against,” he said. “We believe it is just a $1.9-billion cash grab, but the reality is that there is some version of cap-and-trade coming to every province in Canada and we believe it was important to have a Conservative response on the environment.”
Brown says that “every single cent,” that is brought in with carbon pricing should be returned to the people, in a revenue neutral way, with oversight.
His model is the agreement former prime minister Brian Mulroney and the late U.S. president Ronald Reagan made on acid rain.
But that was an agreement between two nations for the good of those two nations.
Global warming is, obviously, a global issue and Canada is a small player.
We are, in reality, insignificant, no matter how serious one might think the problem of industrial carbon dioxide emissions linked to climate change.
Canada emits less than 2% of the man-made carbon dioxide released worldwide.
If we took ourselves entirely off fossil fuels — an impracticality — the impact on the planet would be negligible so long as China, India, the U.S., the European Union and others keep to present practices.
Read whole article here... 
They keep on shooting themselves in the foot. 
Unless of course he's one of those elitists who thinks people are uninformed and dumb as door-nails?
As it say's above, Canada produces very little carbons, unless the rest of the polluting countries get their act together, this would make no difference and is just a cash grab....
P.C's must realize, imitating liberal policies will not get them elected and should get used to sit in opposition.
Getting into that ol'argument that they will make companies pay is passer, they don't pay, their cost goes up, they pass it on to the consumer, namely...US.
As if we are not taxed enough in this country, let alone the cost of things....

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