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Thursday, September 22, 2011

A peek behind McGuinty’s curtain reveals not so hidden agenda

Hidden agendas can be problematic: the trick is keeping them hidden for the specified period—like the duration of a general election. And there’s nothing like the thrust and parry of an election to expose them at the most awkward times. Let’s take recent musings of Ontario Liberal candidate Dave Levac about the prospect of the Grits implementing a carbon tax.

“Yes there is a possibility that a carbon tax is on the table to evaluate, because it presently is.”

– Dave Levac,
Live Chat with Liberal Candidate

Mr. Levac’s one of, at least, two Liberal candidates who have indicated McGuinty’s caucus favours a “green tax” of some sort, call it “carbon tax” or “cap and trade” or whatever. Mr. Levac, though, is a Liberal Party insider. He is parliamentary assistant to the minister of energy and is a former chief government whip. That is to say, he should know what’s going on behind close doors at Queen’s Park.

As expected, Mr. Levac has since recanted his comment, claiming, “I misspoke. I confused a cap and trade program with a carbon tax.”

Call it what you may, Ontario taxpayers are in for more “sticker shock,” whether it be carbon taxes or higher energy prices, just like the voters of British Columbia discovered.

When has Dalton McGuinty passed up a chance to scoop more money out of the economy and ask ordinary Ontarians to make do with the little that’s left on the table?

Vote McGuinty at your economic peril.

 

 

© Russell G. Campbell, 2011.
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  1. As expected, Mr. Levac has since recanted his comment, claiming, “I misspoke. I confused a cap and trade program with a carbon tax.”


    I take this to mean that the Regional Cap and Trade system is still on the table....It's all over the Ontario Government website and Wilkinson talks about it ....all the time...

    TRANSLATION.....no carbon tax....but there will be a Cap and Trade Tax System set up for business....Of course, costs are transferred to consumers thru the pricing mechanism....

    This is how Dalton and the Liberals Lie....

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