Carbon price confusion

TORONTO – Whenever a politician or his party officials tell you their carbon pricing scheme will be “revenue neutral” — I’m thinking here of Tom Mulcair and the NDP but they aren’t the first and won’t be the last — ask them: Revenue neutral to whom?

The reason is that when they claim their carbon pricing scheme will be “revenue neutral”, what they really mean is that it will be revenue neutral FOR the government.

Not that it will be revenue neutral TO you.

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