The Trudeau-Notley-Wynne carbon rip-off

The climate change gabfest today between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders in Vancouver is a glorified photo-op.

It will do nothing to lower greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change and not only because three premiers — Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, Manitoba’s Greg Selinger and the Yukon’s Darrell Pasloski — oppose Trudeau’s call for a national carbon price.

The real problem is that Trudeau, and his main allies — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley — view carbon pricing as a cash grab for their deficit-ridden governments, rather than as a way of rewarding Canadians for adopting a lower carbon consumption lifestyle.

  • Ottawa Eyes

    But governments require ever increasing taxes to provide appointments and other expensive payoffs to their friends and supporters.

  • Exile1981

    Sask should use the not withstanding clause and refuse the carbon tax.

  • Jay Currie

    Plus, the CO2 temperature connection is pretty much collapsing.

    Not that anyone should let science get on the way of more and better taxes.

  • vimy

    I use to just burn garbage on Earth Day but now I might have to start doing every damn day. Even if it means stealing all the neighbors garbage to do it

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  • andycanuck

    World’s best tweet:

    OMG, Bernie Sanders is a socialist! Trump is an egotist! Hillary is entitled because of her surname! We elected all 3 in 1: @JustinTrudeau

    [From Chris McLeod via SDA Kate’s twitter feed]

  • Clausewitz

    One of the teacher’s in our joint office listens to CBC radio, mostly for laughs from their stupidity. CBC has been talking about the new Cap and Trade Taxes coming down the pike. The completely ludicrous part being that they can’t even call it a tax. All morning long it was Cap and Trade “Price” this, Cap and Trade “Price” that. I guess “Revenue Tool” is now deemed too old fashioned.