Ontario’s Liberal finance minister, Dwight Duncan, said a carbon tax would be “a mistake” in uncertain times.
“One of the things that I think would be a mistake right now is massive shifts in tax burden at a time when there’s uncertainty,” said Duncan.
Mr. Duncan fumbled and bumbled in his usual way when it was pointed out that Stéphane Dion was preaching the implementation of just such a tax.
“The federal circumstances are, are, uhh, you know ... I mean listen, all the parties are now advocating fairly dramatic shifts,” he said.
Really? I had not heard the Stephen Harper was “advocating fairly dramatic shifts [in tax]”. Oh, Dwight, you master of the overstatement you.
I hope that during the debates, someone reminds Stéphane Dion that the minister of finance of our largest province thinks a carbon tax would be a mistake.
[Source: Ottawa Citizen]