The CBC reported that the Conservative Party will use the election of Donald Trump to stop the carbon tax. Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose told reporters in Alberta on Thursday:
It's complete insanity that we would kneecap our own economy, and put ourselves at a competitive disadvantage with a carbon tax across this country, when we know that the Americans would never do that, and have no plans to do that.Yes, cheaper American goods would damage the Canadian economy. We are Canada's largest trading partner -- and rival. More from Ambrose:
Why would we put our own families, and our own companies and our own workers at a competitive disadvantage — a carbon tax makes no sense anymoreBut Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being obstinate:
I think one of the things that people in Canada, and indeed around the world, understand is that there is tremendous economic disadvantage from not acting in the fight against climate change, for not pushing towards cleaner jobs and reducing emissions, towards not showing leadership at a time when the world is looking for leadership.Carbon dioxide is a plant nutrient that is demonized by leftists who do not understand photosynthesis. Not requiring courses in hard sciences to secure a college diploma is costly. We now have a bunch of people who graduated from college knowing little about how science works. Some of them now run countries.
No one knows if the world is getting warmer, much less if it is caused by man. But what is caused by man is this panic over a nutrient we desperately need if we are to feed eight billion people.
Under the leadership of President Trump, the world will turn away from this folly.
You are welcome, Canada.
Oh, the CBC story is here.
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