Ford rants un­founded

The Expositor (Brantford) - - OPINION -

As a can­di­date and now as premier, Doug Ford has ranted about the car­bon tax be­ing in­ef­fec­tive and a job killer.

How does he ex­plain that On­tario’s job­less rate hit an 18 year low (5.8 per cent) in July. Year over year, On­tario’s em­ploy­ment rate grew by two per cent, which is higher than the Cana­dian rate of 1.3 per cent.

Now con­sider that last week­end the No­bel Prize in eco­nom­ics was awarded to Bill Nord­haus for his work show­ing car­bon tax­a­tion as an ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient way to re­duce car­bon emis­sions.

So, who to be­lieve: the No­bel lau­re­ate or the guy who strug­gled to run his dad’s sticker fac­tory?

Ron Hod­gins St. Marys, Ont.

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