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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Campbell defends carbon tax Reply with quote

Campbell defends carbon tax

By Dirk Meissner And Greg Joyce, THE CANADIAN PRESS



Liberal leader Gordon Campbell puts on a construction helmet as he prepares to tour the construction of a care facility during a campaign stop in Prince George, B.C., Wednesday, April 15, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

TOMS LAKE, B.C. - B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell was forced to defend his government's carbon tax on the campaign trail Thursday after a national government advisory panel issued a report saying the tax isn't the way to go.

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy concluded in a lengthy report that hard caps on emissions and a scheme to trade them is a better alternative to a carbon tax.

The report noted that the carbon tax proposed by the federal Liberals in the last election was soundly defeated by voters.

But Campbell said his government is trying to do more than the report suggests needs to be done and a cap-and-trade approach simply won't accomplish that goal.

"What the report says is cap-and-trade is necessary and if you read the report, they're calling for a 20-per-cent reduction in green house gases by 2020," Campbell said while campaigning in the province's northeast.

"We said in British Columbia it's going to be 33 per cent. We all support that. That's going to require not just a cap-and-trade, but a carbon tax."


As part of its green strategy, British Columbia introduced an escalating carbon tax last July adding 2.4 cents a litre on the price of fossil fuels, including gasoline. The tax will increase to about eight cents by 2012.

The province's green strategy also commits it to participating in a cap-and-trade scheme that has been endorsed by Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario and seven U.S. states.

NDP Leader Carole James pounced on the federal report's nod in her party's direction.

James is campaigning on a promise to eliminate the carbon tax and replace it with participation in a cap-and-trade system - a position that has drawn the ire of many traditional NDP supporters in the environmental movement.

"They (the report's authors) ruled out a carbon tax because they said it was important to have consistency and a level playing field across this country and the way to do that is through cap-and-trade because that's the way people are heading," James said before a town hall meeting in Kamloops.

Later in the report, however, the authors offers praise to the B.C. approach, noting the province's carbon tax establishes certainty because the increases are legislated, but also offers flexibility because the rates can be adjusted after four years.

This is a key feature for effective, long-term climate policy that doesn't hinder investment, the report says.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Po.....61-cp.html
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the carbon tax was the stuipest policy the bc liberals ever introduced , you have to wonder what they were ever thinking . you think the ndp would of came up with such a stuiped idea instead .
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the carbon tax was the stuipest policy the bc liberals ever introduced , you have to wonder what they were ever thinking . you think the ndp would of came up with such a stuiped idea instead



It's true
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living in B.C. at the moment is very interesting. I find very little support for the Carbon Tax or Cap-and-trade because there really is no difference. It's all just a tax to placate the environmental extremists.
Campbell has one big thing going for him and that is people's fear of the NDP returning to power. Keep in mind that I live in red neck country and do not have a feel for nutbar land in Vancouver.
Politics in B.C. tends to be bizarre and extreme. Life can be good if one can ignore the synthetic rhetoric from Victoria. Lot's of us will support Campbell because there,"ain't no choice" We don't have to like it...just vote to stop the loonie left
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gordon Campbell IS the loonie left.

Just stay home or vote NO to stb.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's happening to BC, and to a lesser extent, Alberta, is IMO a direct result of voting to keep out the left, instead of voting to keep in the right. It works in the short term, but eventually leaves you with no true conservative party. I really don't think this has happened with the CPC yet, it seems to be a roughly ten year process.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stupid thing is that all the carbon taxes or cap and trade taxes will not stop climate change. The idiots who dreamed this up should have first noticed that we are living on a planet orbiting a star. A planet who's climate is continually changing and which will continue to change long after we are all gone. And the star which keeps changing its emissions. Maybe they can come back living in a climate controlled dome on another planet.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has his gas tax and we have the health tax and now the Harmonized Sales Tax.
And the intended improvements have not happened.

Where'd the money go?
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