Denley: Ontario is on the verge of introducing a climate change plan better than Trudeau's

By Randall Denley, Ottawa Citizen, November 1, 2018

According to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, the carbon tax the federal government plans to impose on Ontario is “a complete scam” that will cause gasoline prices to “skyrocket.” It is, to put it mildly, an unsophisticated attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate change plan.

Too bad, because Trudeau’s approach doesn’t withstand rational examination and Ford’s government is on the verge of producing a plan that will.

The biggest problem with the Trudeau carbon tax is not that it will cause gasoline prices to “skyrocket,” but that it won’t. If climate change is truly the serious problem that Trudeau assures us it is, surely it requires a serious solution. In Ontario, Trudeau’s carbon tax will kick in at 4.42 cents a litre. That’s a bold 0.12 cents a litre more than the cap-and-trade charge Ford has eliminated.

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