Catherine McKenna was on Evan Solomon’s CTV show and Evan asked a slightly difficult question about her carbon tax and its opponents.
“”I have no time for folks who are like, you know, ‘We shouldn’t take action,'” she said. “I don’t have time for politicians that play cynical games about climate action.” and “”I have time for Canadians who disagree with me, and I have conversations with them all the time…. But I don’t have time for politicians that pretend that climate change isn’t real.”
There are really only three questions which the Minister and the rest of the Liberal Government should be asked:
- How much will the proposed per tonne price on “pollution” reduce the emissions of this “pollution”?
- How much will this reduction – if any – reduce global temperature in, say, 50 years? (And with what degree of certainty?)
- How much will the “price on pollution” effect the Canadian economy?
Now these are basic questions and make no assumptions about the reality or unreality of “climate change”. They are certainly questions which a competent Minister proposing a significant tax should be able to answer. Now the answers will, necessarily be qualified: plus minus 10% is a reasonable standard. But the Minister has to be able to attach numbers to her proposals.
Otherwise she really will deserve the nickname “Climate Barbie”.