Friday, September 19, 2008

Green Shift? What is this Green Shift you speak of?

So today Dion says that the Green Shift was never the central campaign plank he was running on - that was all the wacky press corps fault for suggesting it was the centerpiece of his election strategy.
WINNIPEG–Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said today that his Green Shift plan featuring a controversial carbon tax is not a major part of his election platform.
"You have said it was but never me," Dion told reporters.
His surprise declaration follows by a day campaign appearances in the Toronto area where he failed to mention it once in his speeches.
Dion released the Green Shift plan in June in Ottawa with great fanfare. It proposes to tax fossil fuels while cutting taxes for lower and middle income Canadians.
"I have always said it was an important policy for Canada. I strongly believe it would be good for Canada," he told reporters.
Dion said: “Okay, maybe I didn’t use the word `green shift’ ” but denied he was downplaying the policy.
Fortunately for Dion, we Canadians are morons and will fall for this completely. It doesn't look like a humiliating retreat in the face of widespread scepticism at all.

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