Dion has altered the Green Shift, after the summer consultation process. In the grand scheme, hardly controversial, in fact it's good to see a responsive dialogue that results in a stronger package. The amazing part, Dion actually on the defensive, as the predictable Conservative rebuttals point the finger. The passive media will gladly regurgitate the themes, which when put into context is entirely disappointing. Here's the real questions for the media to ponder, that actually TOWER above minor tinkering of a forthright plan, that was allowed for in the first place:
Why have the Conservatives DELAYED the release of their regulatory component of their environmental plan until AFTER the election?
Can someone point me to the COSTS of the Conservative plan, any independent analysis that demonstrates HOW the Liberal plan is drastically more harmful to the economy?
If Dion's plan will result in a 6 dollar head of lettuce as you party argues, how much will it be once the Conservative plan is implemented?
While you are at, if you are going after the big emitters, and you already admit an impact "that isn't trivial", won't that unfairly target regions of the country who are reliant on these dirty forms of energy from said big emitters, for home heating and such? You know, like those poor Atlantic Canadians who use oil and coal?
Minister Baird, why is it that your own national roundtable doesn't believe that you will achieve your targets, full of loopholes, double counting, really an exaggeration?
I understand what the Conservatives are arguing about their plan, but just for reference, could you point me to ONE organization, economist, environmental group, domestic or international, that has supported your plan as credible? Just ONE, how hard could that be?
I know what you guys are saying about Dion's evil plan to rape the Canadian economy, but if that's true, why are so many economists, who generally favor policies that actually are GOOD for economy on board with his "trick"? And, if these economists have it wrong, then why did the government hire many of these same people to do work for Environment Canada? Is it government practice to hire incompetents?
Just a few thoughts on what people should really be asking, as opposed to allowing people with a NOTHING plan, that they are now HIDING the nothingness, to spew their nonsense without being held accoutable.