Wynne’s carbon gouging plan

Real-world experience shows why carbon pricing won’t do what the Liberals claim it will ​

TORONTO – One thought immediately springs to mind while reading Premier Kathleen Wynne’s discussion paper for introducing so-called “carbon pricing” to Ontario.

It’s that it’s the same bill of goods the Liberals sold to Ontarians on wind and solar power and smart meters — both of which have long since been exposed as billion-dollar boondoggles in searing reports by not one, but two, auditor generals of Ontario.

Written in painfully naive prose, the discussion paper ignores more than two decades of real-world experience in Europe with carbon pricing — or, more accurately, pricing industrial carbon dioxide emissions — claiming it will save us from global warming, boost our manufacturing sector and provide “more and better jobs.”