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Canadian carbon tax proposal 'not viable'

Oct 03 2008

A proposal to introduce carbon taxing made by Canada's liberal party leader was unwittingly dismissed by a fellow liberal politician, it has been reported.

Finance minister for Ontario Dwight Duncan inadvertently contradicted a plan for carbon tax proposed by the liberal party leader Stephane Dion by stating that any tax alterations in the current economic climate would not be recommendable.

"One of the things that I think would be a mistake right now is massive shifts in tax burden at a time when there's uncertainty," Mr Duncan said.

However, Mr Dion's Green Shift plan involves using revenue from taxing polluters to slash income tax bills.

Mr Duncan went on to add that, with pending elections on the horizon, several parties are proposing "fairly dramatic shifts".

The Canadian Federal Election is scheduled to go ahead on Tuesday 14th October this year.

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