Ken­ney painted into a cor­ner

LET­TERS

Lethbridge Herald - - READER’S FORUM -

Three days ago, Ja­son Ken­ney and On­tario Premier Doug Ford led a crowd of some 2,000 Cal­gar­i­ans in a chant rail­ing against car­bon taxes. They of­fered no al­ter­na­tive means of deal­ing with cli­mate change, or of meet­ing our Paris tar­gets set by former PM Stephen Harper.

How­ever, then the No­bel Prize for eco­nom­ics was awarded to Wil­liam Nord­haus for his work on the eco­nomic con­se­quences of cli­mate change, and the cost-ef­fec­tive­ness of putting a price on car­bon to ad­dress these im­pacts.

Go­ing into 2019 with no pol­icy on cli­mate change, which is be­com­ing the great­est chal­lenge of the cen­tury, is not an op­tion. Ja­son Ken­ney has painted him­self into a cor­ner on this is­sue, and it will not go well for him or for any ship where he is the cap­tain.

Roger L. Gagne

Cal­gary

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