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GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau's carbon plan is incredibly flawed - why don't enviros call him out?

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24.01.2019

The problem with being a fiscal conservative who supports a national, revenue-neutral, carbon tax — returning every dollar to Canadians as income tax cuts, verified by the auditor general — is that it’s like taking a knife to a gun fight.

It means when Conservative politicians like Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a carbon tax will cause a recession, or federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says he can achieve Canada’s Paris climate targets without a carbon tax (a position he has now backed away from), I have to explain why they’re wrong.

For this, aside from many of my readers asking me if I’ve lost my mind, I get the occasional pat on the head from “progressive” NGO types who offer that while some of my ideas are flawed, it’s admirable that a conservative supports a carbon tax.

Here’s the thing. I don’t need or want your pats on the........

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