You really can’t function in the modern world without plastic.
It’s durable, impermeable, non-toxic; it can be made in almost any shape.
It lets us do new things, and do old things better — in many cases, plastic pipes are better than metal or concrete ones.
I know I’m saying the obvious.
Yet I remember a few years ago, watching Preston Manning, at the Manning Centre, make his case for green conservatism. It was painful to watch. Manning had utterly changed from the principled western conservative who so strongly opposed the Kyoto Protocol in the 1990s. In this speech, it was clear that not only had he joined the global warming cult, but he was also condemning plastics. I couldn’t believe it.
The anti-plastic crusade is a real thing.
Look at this kooky crap I just saw on the CBC website today — on a propaganda page called CBC parents:
Our Easter Isn’t About Religion — It’s About Family And Living Plastic-Free
(Hey, do you think the CBC will do that same story for Ramadan or another Muslim holiday, too?)
And look at this headline in Blacklock’s Reporter, which is one of the few independent media left in this country, that refuse to take the government bail-out:
Fed Report Eyes Plastic Tax
Parliament should consider a plastic tax, says an Environment Canada report. Researchers cautioned the tax would cost consumers since plastics are “present in almost every modern product”.
Environment Canada paid external “experts” to write it, but this project was overseen, funded and coordinated by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
In other words, this report is product of Catherine McKenna’s fevered mind.
TONIGHT I'll show you what's in this internal Liberal Government report.
Sure, taxing plastics sounds as insane as taxing air — or the building block of life on earth, carbon.
So even though you'll probably agree with me that this report is bizarre, and I doubt the Liberals would make it part of their platform in the upcoming election — but as part of their 2023 campaign?
Don't put it past them...
NEXT: He normally reports from Alberta, but tonight Keean Bexte joins me in our Toronto studio to talk about the Prince Edward Island election. Does the Conservatives' minority government victory reveal a cross-Canada trend against voting Liberal?
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