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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Liberal "Green Shifting" two seats to the NDP?

For that matter, who knows... Dion's "Green Shaft" may even end up "shifting" them into the CPC's "WIN" column in the next election.

Which ridings am I referring to? Nunavut and Yukon.

Why? Because according to this article from two weeks ago, all three of the northern premiers have given Mr. Dion's "Green Shaft" the thumbs down. And in those ridings, where there's only a few thousand votes up for grabs in each, the thumbs down of the Premiers could be the kiss of death to these Liberal MP's.
Northern premiers reject Dion's carbon tax plan
Updated Sun. Jun. 29 2008 1:36 PM ET News Staff

It appears that Liberal Leader Stephane Dion has a lot more work to do if he wants to convince Canadian leaders to back his carbon tax plan.

Northern premiers say they're not buying the Liberal proposal. They emerged from two days of meetings in Yellowknife giving the thumbs down to Dion's plan. Northwest Territories Premier Floyd Roland, Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie and Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik said it would not be fair to their residents.

"We'd rather focus on alternatives to get away from fossil fuels. But to add on a cost to very high fuel costs already is just not an option for homeowners in our territory," Okalik said.

"(In the North), there really are no alternatives for us in Nunavut to turn to, to get away from diesel generation for power and for heat," he said.

"We think there are better ways to deal with this issue than another tax being applied, especially in the North where the cost of goods and services is already predominantly higher than anywhere else in the country," Fentie said.

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  • At Wed Jul 09, 03:46:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Unknown said…

    It could very well be just one that goes to the Dippers (Nunavut). Apparently the Tories have two very good candidates lined up in both the Yukon and Western Arctic ridings.

  • At Wed Jul 09, 06:16:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Swift said…

    There are lots of seats that could be "green shifted" to both the NDP and the Conservatives across the country.


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