Today Dion promised to make Big Oil/Industry pay for excess greenhouse gas emissions they produce taking Canadian resources out of the ground/sea. The money will be paid into a holding fund and industry/big oil can use this fund to help them develop projects and technologies that will reduce pollution/green house gases. This seems like a much more sensible policy for Canadians than handing 155 million of taxpayer money to the coal industry/big oil to conduct a study on reducing emissions. I think that the structure Dion is suggesting will quickly increase innnovation in reducing greenhouse gases because industry is going to want their money back as quickly as possible.
Environment Minister John Baird dismissed the Liberal’s party’s newly announced climate change plan as a money grab and a weak effort
Does he actually think Canadians are going to buy that? I think we have a pretty good idea of just how much money big oil/industry is making these days. I sincerely doubt the Cons will find much sympathy with Canadians on this issue.