A carbon quota regime would operate much the same way as does our national dairy quota regime, except Canada’s dairy quota limits only our combined milk, butterfat and cheese production, imports and sales. Under the single umbrella of the national carbon quota regime, a national commission will limit and politicize Canadians’ rights to produce, import, consume or export fossil-fuel derived energy, building products (cement, aluminum, iron and steel, wallboard and other pulp and paper-based products, etc.), fertilizers, industrial chemicals, grains and beef.**************************************
The existence of such a commission will eviscerate the powers assigned to the provinces in our current Constitution, forever.
For this reason, the federal government imposition of cap and trade regulation without the full support and prior approval of all of the covered provinces is most likely unconstitutional. The Liberals and NDP promise to impose such a quota system over provincial markets if, with or without Bloc support, they hold sway over the House of Commons. This would inevitably throw Canada into a protracted, costly and economically damaging constitutional crisis from which, I am afraid, the nation might never recover. Of course, this is also why it would make perfect sense for the Bloc to support any proposed federal cap and trade regulation.
The commitment to a federal carbon quota regime in both the Liberal and NDP election platforms presents almost unprecedented danger to Canadian unity. And, yes, the Bloc and their friends in the PQ must love it.There you have it. We would be in such a mess to likes that we have never seen before and probably never recover from.
This cannot be allowed to happen.Everything we buy will go up dramatically in price. The country will be in turmoil.
From my heart I plead with my fellow Canadians, please, please, think hard and long before you cast that ballot. This country is about to be destroyed if Jack Layton is allowed anywhere near the reins of power.
Please, there is not much time left. Inform your friends,neighbors, relatives, co-workers. Spread word!
Unless we vote for a Conservative majority, we will quickly see Canada go down the tubes.