Why Kathleen Wynne’s looming cash grab won’t help the environment

Today’s column features remedial reading for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray.

They claim they can devise a “carbon pricing” scheme — an added cost to the public put on industrial carbon dioxide emissions when fossil fuels are burned — that will be, “real, efficient, effective and economically positive.”

Now let’s talk reality.

The Liberals’ carbon pricing plan — whether a carbon tax or cap-and-trade — is demonstrably a cash grab by a fiscally incompetent government desperate for more of our money which will not help the environment.