Stephane Dion tries to sell the Green Shift

Poor St├ęphane, selling an unpopular greenwashed tax policy is a tough go!

“Do you think it’s easy to shake hands with skeptical Canadians?”

(video captured, looped from here)

There’s even a petition for Dion to scrap the carbon tax plan. (stopthecarbontax.ca)

Comments

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  • Babylonian

    I don’t think these things are very helpfull to our cause. Just seem like cheapshots. It will just be used against us when the time is ripe.

  • Al W

    Perhaps Dion should try out his plan in France with his fellow citizens…at least they MIGHT be able to understand him!

  • Sandi

    C’mon – you can do better than that – you are purposely trying to mislead people. The Petition you refer to is a “conservative petition” and you know it.

    Shame on you. Well, that won’t work, because you don’t care if you mislead.

    Do you not a an ounce of honest pride in your body?

  • Powell lucas

    I would have signed the petition to stop the carbon tax if it wasn't for the fact that as long as the Liberals keep trying to swim with this anvil strapped around them the easier it will be for the Conservatives to win the next election.

  • Grind a Grit

    I get upset that the Liberal brand is so entrenched in this country that some resort to start a petition to stop an idea from a political party that’s not even in power. I get the sense that if Dion would eventually acknowledge the petition before an election that the Liberal Party would somehow be forgiven and back in the playing field(?).

    I remember Chretien saying he would scrap the GST if elected. Even a certain Sheila Copps said she would resign if the GST was not abolished after winning the election.
    What makes people think Dion would respect the petition if he was elected afterwards? Maybe he would wait 6 months or a year? Or just like Cretin, ignore us.

    My idea of a petition is to NOT VOTE for the party with the bad idea and that should take care of the carbon tax or any other bad idea from ANY party and that includes the Conservatives if need be.

    A petition along with calling up our elected officials WHEN they are actually in power is another matter but you don’t vote for them if you know ahead of time they want to implement that idea once in power.

  • Liz J

    Having a politician waving his hands and yakking over your table while trying to eat is hardly going to win any votes.
    Most especially yakking about a tax on everything. These restaurant patrons will be reminded of how deep taxation goes when they pay their tab.

    I wouldn't sign any petition to stop something proposed by an Opposition leader. This particular massive carbon tax proposal will ensure he never gets the opportunity to enact it. We are drowning in taxes now and our economy is suffering on several fronts.

  • King of Canada

    Dion is a Douche…

    They wont even shake his hand

  • Ralph

    Does anyone honestly believe that site is anything other than a CPC proxy? What a joke.

  • Phillip Huggan

    But without some sort of wealth transfer away from the fossil fuel industry, how do you deal with the negative externality of Global Warming? The industry itself is successfully stymieing both public education and science in this critical area. Frankly, the Conservative plan appears to be to ignore this problem. This isn't responsible government at all, this is people in positions of power telling our children: HAHA you're screwed.
    I can't imagine bolstering employee-intensive wind turbines and building retrofits, and phasing out unsustainable industries will be bad for our economy.
    Doesn't screwing over the next generation for luxury goods seem hollow?

  • Phillip Huggan

    But without some sort of wealth transfer away from the fossil fuel industry, how do you deal with the negative externality of Global Warming? The industry itself is successfully stymieing both public education and science in this critical area. Frankly, the Conservative plan appears to be to ignore this problem. This isn't responsible government at all, this is people in positions of power telling our children: HAHA you're screwed.
    I can't imagine bolstering employee-intensive wind turbines and building retrofits, and phasing out unsustainable industries will be bad for our economy.
    Doesn't screwing over the next generation for luxury goods seem hollow?