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"Ontarios cap-and-trade system is simply doomed to fail because people will resist a government that raises the price high enough to shift away from carbon fuels," Robinson said. "Glenn Thibeault (the Energy minister and Sudbury MPP) knows this. He wasnt comfortable with the federal NDPs cap-and-trade policy, and that was one of the reasons he says he quit the New Democrats and joined the Liberals.

"As an economist, I know that consumer behaviour is influenced by prices," Robinson said. "As minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault knows that Ontario isnt on track to meet our greenhouse gas emission targets. He knows that the Liberals cap-and-trade scam isnt going to price carbon high enough to change consumer behaviour.

"Thibeault knows that some of the biggest emitters in the province arent being charged for carbon pollution at all under the Liberal scheme. Glenn and the Liberals cap-and-trade scam locks the province into a failed carbon pricing system. They support cap-and-trade because they need new revenue sources to fill government coffers and service the debt. And Jamie Wests NDP have feebly bought into this scam – hook, line and sinker."

"Thats what the Green Party will do through a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend," he noted. "The tax acts as an incentive to shift away from high carbon fuels. The dividend puts money in peoples pockets and makes shifting away from high carbon fuels painless.

"Any economist will tell you the simple fact is that a carbon price has to be high to work," says Robinson. "Without a dividend returned to taxpayers, the Liberals scheme will never see the price of carbon rise high enough to actually reduce emissions. The Liberals may say that they need the money to do all sorts of other things that are good for the environment, and its true that the Liberals are funding some good initiatives through cap-and-trade revenues. But these are things that the province should have been doing years ago. Greens will commit to providing a stable revenue source for projects and programs to reduce emissions, rather than treating them as an after-thought as the Liberals seem content to do."

Tay Butt, Liberal candidate for Nickel Belt, will open his campaign office alongside MP Marc Serre on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. The office is located at 2924 Highway 69 North, Val Caron.For more information, email [email protected] of visit www.taybutt.ca.