Australia’s scrapping of the despised, ineffective carbon tax sends a clear lesson to Canadian politicians.

Order is restored down under

After nine long months of confrontational debate, heated rhetoric, and some serious parliamentary haggling, Australia’s young Coalition government achieved a major legislative victory by killing the hated carbon tax in the nation’s Senate.

An alliance of Conservative and Crossbench Senators enthusiastically clapped the carbon tax out of existence by 39 votes to 32.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott lauded the repeal: “The useless, destructive tax which damaged jobs, which hurt families’ cost of living, which didn’t actually help the environment, is finally gone.”