By attacking clean fuel standards, Andrew Scheer has boxed himself in on climate change - 2019-07-09
In his zeal to define all taxes as bad and appeal to the populist he knows is residing in all of us, Andrew Scheer has boxed himself in on climate change.
We are all well acquainted with the Conservative leader's loud and active opposition to a federally imposed carbon tax. He and his MPs repeat their anti-carbon-tax mantra every chance they get, and they have several premiers on their side fighting the Liberals' carbon pricing plans in court.
Politically, they have had some success. Despite losing two court challenges, they have squeezed the Liberals hard enough to make them promise not to raise the price above $50 a tonne — the target for 2022.
Scheer has now added another Liberal emissions-curtailing measure to his list of verboten government polices: clean fuel standards.