“Chad” from Buzzflash reminds Americans that in addition to Obama vs. McCain, they might direct their attention to Dion vs. Harper. As the Canadian election approaches on October 14, the decision could impact American environmental interests, as all parties have put forth plans to reduce emissions. Liberal leader Stéphane Dion has announced a “Green Shift” carbon plan that would create $14.5 billion in new spending and tax cuts each year by levying fuel consumption — a strategy that incumbent conservative Stephen Harper has called “crazy.”
An editorial in the Ottawa Citizen critiques Dion’s plan for its lack of accessibility to voters.
Canadian liberal blogger Scott criticizes Harper’s “brown and gray” policies.
Harper has also refused to offset pollution from his campaign, but conservative blogger Stephen Taylor doubts that Dion’s campaign will be as carbon-neutral as the liberal candidate claims.
The blog “Angry in the Great White North” discusses poll findings showing that Canadians trust conservatives on environmental issues.