Canadians are willing to flirt with a nationwide carbon tax to fight climate change, but bets are off when it comes to paying the bill, a new poll has found.
A Harris-Decima telephone poll conducted exclusively for The Canadian Press found 49 per cent of respondents said they supported bringing in a carbon tax.
But when asked specifically if they'd support a carbon tax like British Columbia's which would incrementally hike the cost of gas and home heating oil, support dropped to 42 per cent.
Bravo, you short-sighted hacks brave militants of the CPC and the NDP! Thanks to your unstinting efforts, Canadians now believe that climate change is someone else's responsibility. Because of you, no serious greenhouse gas policy - that is, one that will actually influence how people behave - will be implemented for at least a generation.