Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dion proposal a 'green shaft': Harper

CALGARY - Prime Minister Stephen Harper used a hometown audience Sunday to assail Liberal Leader Stephane Dion's carbon tax proposal as "the green shaft" and little more than a wealth transfer disguised as an environmental policy.

A week after Dion toured Calgary and Edmonton to sell his Green Shift carbon tax, Harper dedicated a good chunk of his speech to 800 Conservative supporters at Heritage Park to the Liberal proposal.

The prime minister, who missed most of Stampede due to G8 meetings in Japan, charged that the Green Shift has been a hidden agenda of the Liberals for years that will target the energy riches of Alberta and the wealth of other prosperous provinces.

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