Macdougall: Scheer should Duff the debate on climate change

By Andrew MacDougall, Ottawa Citizen, June 7, 2019

Lost in all of the shouting over the Liberal carbon tax is a simple fact: the tax — even when fully implemented — does not get Canada to its emissions targets (i.e. Stephen Harper’s targets) under the Paris Accord.

Perhaps that’s why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna prefer instead to tuck their tax into the broader toolbox of climate action.

Even if, however, the Liberal government’s entire pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change — all 78 pages of it — was put in place, it still wouldn’t get Canada to where the planet needs it to be on climate change. Not even close.

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