Saturday, January 05, 2019
Why Doesn't Trudeau Take a Page From His Father's Book?
Justin Trudeau has been promising a carbon tax for ages. For the past several months a gaggle of provincial leaders, sitting and soon to be sitting, has been raising a stink, claiming such a move would be unconstitutional. Trudeau, they claim, is stepping on their toes, meddling where he's not welcome.
There's an easy way to sort this out, one that doesn't depend on Jason Kenney bumping off Rachel Notley. It's the same option the real Trudeau, Pierre, used in 1976 - a reference to the Supreme Court of Canada.
1976 was the year that Pierre Trudeau quelled the troubled waters over his government's Anti-Inflation Act.
The carbon tax is still going to be a political football. Hey, it's an election year. That can't be helped. What Trudeau could do is remove a major arrow from his opponents' quiver.