Trudeau promises we’ll pay more

Justin Trudeau said Monday it’s time you paid higher taxes.

He also said it’s time you paid higher prices for virtually every good and service you buy.

More for gasoline, more for electricity, more to heat and cool your home, more to buy food, clothe yourself and your children, more to fly and buy a car.

Of course, the Liberal leader didn’t put it that way.

Instead he said in Vancouver that, “It’s time Canada put a price on carbon pollution.”

But what he didn’t say is who is going to pay that price.

  • Exile1981

    Everyone but him I suspect is what he actually meant.

  • Reader

    Sulfur dioxide is pollution.

    Particular matter in the air can be pollution, whether put there by man or volcanoes.

    Carbon monoxide is pollution.

    Carbon dioxide is NOT pollution.

    But the noxious fumes emanating from politicians is definitely pollution.

  • Ron MacDonald

    He’s doing a great job helping Thomas Mulcair get elected.

    • Alain

      Not so sure for anyone paying attention, since the NDP is every bit as radical and hard left as the federal Liberals. Anyone douting it need only see what is starting to take place in Alberta. I also stress that I am not at all suggesting that the man-child with his advisors would be better.

      • jayme

        This time last year there was fear the Liberals could take Nepean-Carleton which is a massive riding now the talk is it could be the Ndp.

      • Ron MacDonald

        The only thing we have to worry about is Mulcair and Stupid forming a coalition; hopefully, the thought of that will cause the majority of voters to vote Conservative.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          A coalition is not inconceivable.
          And this time it would be legitimate.
          Except, if Harper gets the largest number of seats he gets to form government first.
          And if the NDP/Liberal coalition needs any BQ seats to get the magic number then they’re no better than the last time.

      • David Murrell

        There is an article in today’s corrupt Globe and Mail on the point that you raise, that “Thomas Mulcair will come under scrutiny, given that the NDP is now ahead in the polls” . Since the Globe has become a mindless mouthpiece for the federal Liberals, the fact that the NDP are now in the lead has got the pro-Liberal media scared. They will be soon attacking Mulcair.

        • Alain

          We shall see, but these are the same ones who let the “orange machine” get through. It is hard to say. I suspect that they have such an unhinged hatred for all things Conservative that they would back anything on the Left which includes the Liberals, NDP and Greens.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            There was no orange machine.
            It was contrarian Quebeckers smelling a coalition that swung them to the NDP last time.
            And they were wrong.

          • Waffle

            Lizzie has already been forgiven and has been issued a new pass.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I heard a blurb on Charles Adler that Mulcair was trying to negotiate his way into the Conservative party as he was facing a demotion in the Quebec Liberal caucus four years ago.
          Opportuniste?

          • Alain

            If true they had better reject him is all I have to say.

    • Fabulous!

  • Alain

    This gives us a glimpse of one of his radical eco-fascist advisors: one of those pulling his strings.

    • ntt1

      indeed butts was always the pond scum green boogie man lurking, I am sure the ndp has its own eco-fascist corps but butts is the one that is shaping liberals environmental policy.

      • Waffle

        I’ve been wondering if Butthead might not be a double agent. You know, hedging his bets, so to speak.

        Unless I’m very wrong, I don’t think that Junior is going anywhere. First, he kept changing feet so fast it looked as if he were tap-dancing. Now, he insists on shooting himself in both feet. Meanwhile, Tommy the Commie is literally racing, lickety-split, to the finish line.

        • ntt1

          creatures like butts will always survive and worm their way into a winning camp. if tommy the commie wins look for butts to surface in NDP territory shortly after.

          • Waffle

            Kind of like a cat, landing on its feet (even if it falls upside down).

          • Alain

            No, more like a bloody cockroach.

    • Yup fear them not the airhead

  • David Murrell

    Good essay by Lorrie Goldstein, well articulated. The problem is: will Stephen Harper and his team take the ball and run with it, or will they cringe and hide from this issue? The Conservatives ought to attack the Liberals on higher taxes, full bore. And since Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will win this next election, then Canadian will deserve the higher taxes they will be paying.

    • Waffle

      David, you above all should know that we’ve succeeded in raising 2 generations of financial and economic illiterates. From the tone of your remarks, I can only think that there must be one hell of a lot of Lieberal cheerleading going on in your neck of the woods. You really have to get out more and just feel the Orange Crush sucking the last vestiges of common sense out of the ROC.

  • Edubeat

    Yesterday the radio news said the ‘Second Coming of Trudeau’ told us he was going to allow free admittance to Canada’s national parks during Canada’s 150th birthday bash! (Now that’s an economic deep thinker for you)

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And a top of mind issue, too.
      If you can’t scrounge up twenty five bucks to get into the beach then maybe you shouldn’t go.

  • Clausewitz

    Always amused me that the Urban Elites just naturally think their groceries end up in town through magic and fairy dust. It’s got to be trucked in you idiots. Higher cost of transport through carbon taxation means higher cost of food. Both the NDP and the Liberals just can’t seem to come to grips with that issue. Nice jump start to inflation.

    • Alain

      That is exactly why there has never been a success story of communist/socialist economy in the world. It was only possible when everyone lived in a hunter and gathering society and in small family groups.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Like my house.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Remember when all those people were bitching that the prices at Target stores in Canada were so much higher than in the States?
      Health care, gas taxes, cpp and ei employer premiums all contributed to those higher prices. (This came up at work this week, most people don’t know that their employer contributes cpp and ei for each of their employees, too.)

  • DMB

    I really hate his soft feminine voice.

    • Waffle

      Is it just me, but the more close-up photos I see of him, the less I think he resembles “The Father”. He doesn’t have even a hint of Pierre’s high cheek bones or fat lips. Must be my imagination.

      • Alain

        Since Pierre swang both ways, who can say without a DNA test.

        • Waffle

          My thoughts exactly, but I’m not holding my breath. Let the fairy tales continue.

    • Alain

      I find he has such a punchable face even if she doesn’t talk.

  • Indeed.

    Carbon taxes are war on the poor (insert own ‘Pope Francis should be saying this stuff instead of the other crap’ comment here). If Trudeau’s handlers want the Fils to believe that the middle-class is suffering, how will they be feeling when groceries take a bite out of the monthly household budget? That certainly matters for low-income people, of whom there are plenty in Ontario, the province the Liberals destroyed.