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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Iggy - "Okay, so Dion's Carbon Tax sucked big time"

That's pretty much what he said yesterday in Edmonton, according to the Toronto Star.
Dion's carbon tax plan was a vote loser, Ignatieff says
'You've got to work with the grain of Canadians and not against them,' Liberal leader tells Albertans
February 28, 2009 - Les Whittington

OTTAWA – Michael Ignatieff used an appearance in Alberta to slam his predecessor's carbon tax plan as the new Liberal leader opened his party's latest attempt to win back the West.
But what the Star didn't report, however, was that he then quietly whispered, "I just hope no one figures out that he stole the idea from me..."
Ignatieff calls for 'carbon tax' to aid climate
Liberal leadership candidate also eyes cuts to taxes on cleaner fuels to create incentives
Peter O'Neil - Vancouver Sun
Monday, August 21, 2006

OTTAWA -- Canadians are ready for tough measures, including a controversial "carbon tax" to boost the cost of environmentally-unfriendly fuel, in order to deal with the escalating problem of climate change, Liberal leadership candidate Michael Ignatieff said Sunday.

Ignatieff, the race front-runner who will unveil his full plan in Vancouver today, is proposing a boost in the GST and excise taxes for regular gas and a concurrent tax cut for cleaner fuels made from agricultural products, like ethanol.
(sorry to the fellow BTer who I should h/t for this link, but my Internet Explorer crashed while initially posting this, and I don't remember who I got it from!)

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  • At Sat. Feb. 28, 09:43:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    British Columbians got the carbon tax. We even got one that increases every year.

    Ask us if we were ready for it, when Campbell suddenly threw it into play!

    The only thing that will save his sorry hide is that we also remember what the stinking alternative is to his party.

    But I hope he loses a chunk of seats to take the smirk off his face.

    Ignatieff's smirk has to be permanent, however. Nothing could be that insincere, and temporary.

    I am not feeling in a very giving mood.

  • At Sat. Feb. 28, 09:50:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    In other words he thinks it sucks only because it didn't get votes.

  • At Sat. Feb. 28, 10:00:00 p.m. EST, Blogger wilson said…

    'While the scheme is intended to be "revenue neutral," the tax change initiative would funnel surplus cash back to the province where the tax was collected.'

    Iffy is using this approach with carbon tax disquised as cap and trade,
    leave the SURPLUS tax collected in the province where it was generated.

    LOL, like a Liberal would allow a cash grab in WC to end up with unused, surplus cash to be distributed back to Albertans.
    This guy thinks Albertans just fell off the turnip truck!

  • At Sat. Feb. 28, 10:13:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Rural and Right said…

    Yet another professor Iggy flip flop...

  • At Sun. Mar. 01, 10:10:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He didn't ACTUALLY whisper that, did he?

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Sun. Mar. 01, 12:39:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, he has come to the wrong town to make that announcement! I guess he might find his niche among students without cars and lefty profs at UBC. Surprise Iggy - we already have this tax and many of us hate it. There is more traffic in Vancouver than ever; we just pay more for the gas than anyone else in North America. Now he wants to increase the GST in a depression!!!!! I love it!

    Good luck seeing him try to take down Harper with the failed policy that he takes credit for feeding to Dion. Hahahaha - I am happy that "truth" has surfaced!

    Albertan in Vancouver


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