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Any bets on how long the Minister who answered the carbon tax question honestly keeps her job?

It was obvious of course why Trudeau made the decision to pause the carbon tax on home heating oil, but for a politician to actually admit it was a stunner. I have been following federal politics for 50 years and I can't remember another example....

Economists advocate the carbon tax as a method to create change in consumer behaviour by making it expensive to continue to use non climate friendly fuel etc. This really only works if there are reasonable alternatives. The only real option in Atlantic Canada for home heating is to install heat pumps, but they are really costly.

In Alberta if we all trotted off and purchased electric vehicles (pigs may fly too), we would not have the capacity in the electrical grid to charge them all. Nor the infrastructure ...

There needs to be some common sense applied to this issue.

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