Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ontario Grit dumps on Dion’s Carbon Tax

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]

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