Justin Trudeau doesn’t want to tell Canadians how much his carbon tax is going to cost us. He knows, because they study that sort of thing in Ottawa.
It’s something much more obvious:
Trudeau is politically embarrassed, because he knows Canadians love to say they’re concerned about global warming. But no-one actually means it — enough, at least, to pay an extra thirty cents a litre for gas.
The federal Conservatives know this issue is a winner. (Look at Doug Ford's win in Ontario.)
So the Conservatives used what little power they have in Parliament to force votes on the matter.
These votes were scheduled, as they always are in a majority government, by the governing party’s house leader. They were scheduled for last night.
But guess what? It’s the end of Ramadan — so it’s the Muslim religious holiday of Eid.
All of a sudden Liberal MPs began tweeting last night, right before the votes, that to proceed with the votes about the carbon tax — why, that’s an insult to Muslims. So the Conservatives shouldn’t have scheduled the votes then!
But as I just said, Conservatives don’t have the power to schedule votes. That’s something that the Liberal majority house leader does. But so what? Wanting a vote to reveal the cost of the carbon tax — that’s, uh, Islamophobic?
I kid you not. TONIGHT I'll show you their tweets.
NEXT: Toronto Sun columnist Sue Ann Levy joins me to talk about the "respite shelter" that is turning one Toronto neighbourhood into a living hell for residents and business owners.
THEN: From the beginning, we've been following the story of the Trinity-Western law school at TheRealBigots.com. Well, the bigots won: The Supreme Court has ruled against this Christian school.
John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, comes on to talk about this concerning decision for religious freedom.