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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Is the "green shift" actually a red shift?

Steve Janke seems to think so.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on June 24, 2008 in Canadian Politics, International Affairs | Permalink


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(The link to Steve Janke is wrong - doesn't lead far enough.)

But Steve is right. Dion's tax will economically favour China (and other developing countries), while doing nothing about the environment (and of course nothing about CO2 emissions, but that doesn't really matter in any case).

Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2008-06-24 10:07:18 AM

If China is selling us low cost goods, whether below their cost or not, we are the beneficiary and should take advantage of it. Tariff's will hurt Canadian consumers with no evidence that China will respond in any positive way.

Then again, maybe I put too little faith in the governments ability to know how much tariff to apply to what imports, and to know when to remove them, and to use the revenues properly, in such a way as to minimize the pain to us and maximize the message to China.

Posted by: TM | 2008-06-24 11:23:56 AM

The Liberals were saying we should kiss China's butt when Prime Minister Harper pointed out Chinese practices? So now the Liberals are against China, but not for human rights violations, simply because of their cheap goods?

Okay Steffi. Tax me I'm Canadian.

Posted by: philanthropist | 2008-06-24 11:54:29 AM

"Is the "green shift" actually a red shift?

That must be a rhetorical question.

Posted by: manson | 2008-06-24 9:55:20 PM

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