Alberta’s exit is devastating blow to a plan that was based on manipulation and deception from the very beginning.
Justin Trudeau & Catherine McKenna sold their ‘climate plan’ based upon a very simple idea: Accept the carbon tax and excessive regulations, and in return Canada will get pipelines built.
Of course, we’ve seen how that worked out.
We got the carbon tax and the regulations, but we didn’t get the pipelines.
It was a bait-and-switch from the beginning, and the court ruling against the Trans Mountain expansion has made it impossible for anyone (even an NDP Premier in Alberta) to ignore the manipulation and deception.
So, the plan has come with ZERO benefits, and significant drawbacks, including the economically devastating carbon tax and regulations that strangle businesses, makes everything more expensive, and hurt Canadian consumers.
As a result, opposition to the plan has surged, and it now lies in ruins.
Consider the provinces pushing back against it: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI. More than half of Canadians live in a province that is pushing back against Trudeau & McKenna, and opposition is now spreading across the political spectrum.
With Rachel Notley openly admitting that the Trudeau climate plan has failed (though she’s not going all the way and removing the Alberta carbon tax), the Trudeau government has lost one of their top allies in selling the plan.
But you can only sell a plan based on lies for so long. At some point, the plan actually has to be implemented and meet reality, and once people saw what the Trudeau-McKenna climate plan was all about, it collapsed into ruins.