Reevely: By ditching carbon-tax plans, Ontario's Tories become the Stupid Party again

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, February 11, 2018

All the contenders to lead the Progressive Conservative party are now against a carbon tax, pledging to either destroy their own party’s platform or conjure billions of dollars in cuts nobody will notice.

What happens when they have to sell this to voters outside their own party, let alone maybe actually do it, isn’t clear. Worry about it later.

Doug Ford was against a carbon tax from the moment he launched his leadership campaign after ex-leader Patrick Brown’s sudden flame-out in January. Christine Elliott and Caroline Mulroney flopped around briefly before realizing where the leadership votes were to be had.

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