Whether they are called “Cap and Trade” or “Revenue Neutral BC modeled” programs, they will not be endorsed by the Trillium Party of Ontario.
Ontario has always been the industrial powerhouse of Canada. Such programs that, in effect, punish a factory or manufacturing company for being successful and providing jobs for our citizens, is adversely the one thing that can actually bring Ontario to its knees.
We need jobs more than anything else – high paying and skilled labourer jobs.
This does not mean that we are not consciencious about our environment. In fact, the opposite is true. Like so many other areas in our government there are laws in place regarding emission standards and regulations. These standards simply must be enforced, affecting only those that cross the line. The idea that there are industries that will be exempt as chosen by the government in office is ludicrous.