Well. Thanks for reminding me.
Je me souviens. Right Ms. Frulla, M. Volpe, M. McKay, M. Corderre, M. Rodriguez, M. Karygiannis, M. Proulx? Who's next? Probably one of these people.
Ignatieff has come out as a supporter of Kyoto, but he has also conceded that Canada will not meet its targets under the accord.
He said Canada should aim to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, and he has proposed heavier taxes on dirtier kinds of fuel.
A big part of his plan is what he calls a "polluter pays" approach.
He's proposing, among other things, a direct federal tax on companies that produce greenhouse emissions.
He refutes the idea that such a tax is a "plot to punish Alberta for its success," saying it should be offset by reductions in other taxes so there is no net tax increase.
He said it's not enough to rely on voluntary initiatives and subsidies to encourage businesses to reduce harmful emissions.
"This would represent an environmental tax shift from taxing activities we want to encourage to taxing activities we want to discourage," he said. And any excess payments the government receives would be returned to the source province to fund emissions reductions programs.
Update: Senator Smith says the GREEN SHIFT lost us the election.A couple of comments for you on that one Senator Smith. 1. Weren't you one of the National Co-Chairs in charge of helping sell our platform? 2. Who was it again you asked to come back to Canada to run for leadership?