Mr. Speaker, Liberals across Canada are terrified of how Canadians will react to their leader's plan to impose a new carbon tax. The tax would jack up the price of gas, electricity and everything else.
Yesterday, three Liberal MPs distanced themselves from their leader when they supported a Conservative motion to protect Canadian farmers against a punitive carbon tax. These three MPs are the latest examples of senior Liberals breaking ranks with their leader over his tax trick.
Senior Liberal pollster Michael Marzolini has reportedly warned his party that “a carbon tax is a risky way to go”.
Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella has warned other Liberals that a carbon tax “is unfair to people on fixed incomes (like the elderly) and the poor”.
Yesterday, the former Liberal prime minister took great pains to avoid endorsing a carbon tax during a live television interview.
Not only is the Liberal leader failing to trick Canadians, he cannot even trick members of his own Liberal Party.