For Jane, it's all about being "progressive".
Months ago, the provinces got together and most were pushing a "cap and trade" system in Canada, Alberta said NO, we already had one within Alberta, for Alberta, keeping Alberta taxpayers money in Alberta. Well, without Alberta to suck dry, the issue went away, until now. Ontario and Quebec are starting a "cap and trade" system between themselves. I say good, now Ontario can send what money they have left to Quebec. Does McGuinty not understand that Quebec has hydro and Ontario has dirty coal? Jane thinks this is "progressive". I think it is McGuinty being in over his head.
So Ontario will buy credits from Quebec and both "have not" provinces will feel better. According to Jane, this is "progressive". Well, you can take your "progressive" and enjoy! This is Kyoto lite, Canada style. Ontario gives to Quebec, and gets hot air credits in return. Seems regressive not "progressive", but Jane had to refer to her notes so often, I'm pretty sure she has no understanding of the issue. Jane, don't they have a gossip section at the Globe and Mail?
This is a money sucking scheme, except it is Quebec sucking the money from Ontario. No news there.
As an Albertan, I was really ticked off by Jane's, well it's only Alberta brushoff. You sanctimonious latte sipping lefty. Ontario ships it's garbage to the States, Victoria dumps raw sewage into the ocean, but Alberta has the most wind turbines of all provinces combined, and we are forcing oil companies to pay into research development, but Alberta isn't doing enough? Get real. Ontario and Quebec GOOD, Alberta BAD. CTV stuck on dumb, isn't that "progressive"!
Western provinces get together and talk about increasing trade. Ontario and Quebec get together and develop a money transfer scheme.
Jane Taber thinks this is "progressive".