Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus
Justin Trudeau is going to bring in a carbon tax. Just like his dad, Pierre Trudeau, did.
His dad called it the National Energy Program, and claimed it was for national sovereignty reasons, or whatever excuse worked with the media of the day.
It's 2014, so the excuse now is "the environment."
Trudeau announced his plans for a carbon tax last year in Calgary - at the Petroleum Club no less. It was a shocking announcement - but not a single other media outlet reported it, except a brief mention on the Globe and Mail's website.
The National Energy Program was NOT a Carbon Tax. It was attempt to bring in Federal public ownership and regulation of the key economic and energy input of Oil.. and bring it under the sphere of a National industrial strategy.
It was ill conceived at from the start, and aimed at control of retailing of oil.. rather than nationalization of natural resource and that of primary processing. The way most enlightened Oil producing countries have gone.
It was derailed by that pathetic little Provincial Potentate, Peter Lougheed who threatened to let the East 'Freeze in the Dark'. And the program was dismantled when Mulroney took power.. much to the distress of Canadian industry and consumers.. and much to the enrichment of the American Oil Industry and their running dogs and shills like Lougheed.
Everybody know Justin is a damn Fool. A chip off the Old Block, Margaret not Pierre. He is clueless, weak, in thrall of political fads what ever they may be.. AGW, homosexual legitimazion, euthenasia, Free Trade.. whatever.. He's got NO intellectual or philosophical centre whatsoever.. just a lot of wishy washy sentiment. And he'll NEVER be Prime Minister.
Last edited by coldstream; Jul 3rd, 2014 at 02:07 PM..