Provide an alternate plan
RE: TELL DOUG FORD: A PRICE ON CARBON IS ACTUALLY A CONSERVATIVE IDEA, OCT. 3
When I was a teenager I would at times — OK, frequently — buck my parents’ house rules. Instead of engaging me in endless arguments, they would invite me to table an alternative rule, a better plan, one that effectively addressed both sides’ concerns. I hated that but now I see how respectful they were of my budding ability to think rationally and to problem-solve. I thank them for that today.
Our collective non-partisan problem is that we must lower our greenhouse gas emissions quickly. Canada can only do that province by province by territory. Jason Kenney’s, Doug Ford’s and Andrew Scheer’s responsibility is to put on their thinking caps and table their effective and efficient plans. It is not to argue emptyhanded: this does nothing to lower our pollution levels.
Until and unless they do that their empty arguments will get no respect from me. It taxes my mind that they would think otherwise.