Monday, June 02, 2008

Cap-and-Trade Deal for Ontario and Quebec

The premiers of Canada's two largest provinces agree to a deal that would see the two provinces bring about a cap-and-trade policy to control greenhouse gas emissions.

In a firewall-encircled, rebalanced federalist Conservative vision of Canada, this is what we should be expecting to happen. The federal Conservative government should be applauding the fact that two provinces, within their own jurisdictions, can come up with an innovative policy.

So, why is John Baird all bent out of shape about it?

I don't understand.

He could, perhaps, inquire as to why Ontario and Quebec felt the need to take this step without federal cooperation. That, however, might requiring talking without pointing.

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