I wanted to start a thread to see what others think of the NDP and and their push to remove the tax on home heating.
As a long-time NDP supporter for their generally strong and progressive environmental policies, I find that their position on this issue contradicts my own beliefs. They are essentially pushing for reducing the price of fossil fuels, simply because it relates to home heating.
www.ndp.ca mockingly states "This is Canada. It gets cold here. Why doesn't Harper get it?" Would it be too much to ask for a more intellectual arguement? I guess one could counter with "Home heating mostly comes from burning fossil fuels. CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are causing a severe climate emergency. Making fossil fuels cheaper means Canadians will probably use more. Why doesn't Layton get it?"