Doug Ford's phoney war takes priority over global warming - 2019-04-17
As the world warms up, a carbon cold war has descended on Canada. But beware the phoney war now being waged through litigation, deception and disruption.
The battle is just beginning — in courts of law and the court of public opinion. The bigger question is how it all ends. Don't be deceived by the early naysaying, for in a democracy the people have the final say — not just in provincial elections, but in federal campaigns. In a Toronto courtroom this week, the Ontario government launched Doug Ford's quixotic legal battle against the federal carbon tax — at a cost of $30 million coming out of Ontario taxpayers' pockets.
It is a peculiar approach for a politician who always fancied himself a populist, not a constitutionalist.