Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jack Layton Lowering Cost Of Fossil Fuels?

The NDP has a "fresh" new campaign commercial ahead of the November 29th byelections where they are desperate to defend Winnipeg North. While the NDP has always favoured the Kyoto Accords to make burning fossil fuels more expensive, suddenly lowering the cost of home heating oil is the main dipper platform heading into the byelection? It had been expected that the NDP would pay a price in Winnipeg North over the gun registry, which recently experienced a significant killing spree. It will be interesting to see if the NDP campaigns on saving the gun registry in Manitoba, even though the registry did nothing at all to prevent this terrible tragedy.

Eliminating taxes on anything is clearly designed to appeal to the Tory base, it just feels like quite the hypocrisy for a party who wants to tax fossil fuels suddenly decide they want decrease taxes on fossil fuels. Will voters see through the smoke screen and this hypocritical attempt to buy votes? We will see, the NDP won Winnipeg North by a huge margin in the last election, and losing that seat would be nothing short of devastating, more so than the Liberals losing Vaughan.


  1. Dippers (and Liberals) are hug-a-thugs, at every political level.

    The GST was reduced by 2%, and Dippers voted against the cut.
    Low income Canadians already get a GST rebate cheque.

    No, Canadians are not stupid,
    but 'progressives' seem to think so.

  2. The NDP campaigned on eliminating the GST from "family essentials" (including home heating) in the 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008 elections.