The fact that its been an abject economic and social failure everywhere its been tried. Just ask the people in Venezuela, Cuba or even France. But that doesn’t bother the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders or a growing number of millennials.
In 2008, when BC introduced the carbon tax it was revenue neutral. Any revenue collected would be returned in the form of lower corporate and indiviudal taxes so there was no net increase in the government's tax revenues. That's now changed in BC and Alberta - like any other tax, the carbon tax will be a revenue generator, which is bad news for the economy.
01:16 - 06:26 Mike's Editorial - Big government loving politicians are squaring off against doctors, farmers and entrepreneurs. In one corner some prominent economists - in the other angry accountants saying enough already with the increasing complexity of the tax code. $250 million a year in tax money at stake.
01:13 - 07:05 - Michael's Editorial - The push to eliminate thinking that opposes what is considered acceptable thought on University Campuses, or the attempts to crush any thinking that reveals flawed data or conclusions on the environmental file continues to gather steam. It could be easily called the tyranny of onsided opinion because the groups opposed to contrary opinion are prepared to use violence to squelch alternate thought.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario wants schools named after Sir John A. Macdonald to change their name. In Balitmore the oldest statue of Christopher Columbus in the US was destroyed. While we’re removing repugnant symbols of the past – what about getting rid of the official US racist party who opposed ending slavery and was the champion of segregation - the Democratic Party.
35 million Canadians currently gets access to 300 million of the richest customers on the planet, 50% of Ontario's economy is dependent on US/Canada Trade. A major disruption in trade would be a disaster, but common sense doesn't matter when you have an ideaolgy.