The virtue-signalling left’s favourite tactic in the fight against climate change has mostly been to implement taxation schemes but as the idea of a carbon tax becomes passé, climate crusaders are embracing a new form of warfare — litigation.
Layton Junior thinks the City of Toronto has a solid case against the oil industry for the billions of dollars in extra costs he alleges the city will incur in the decades ahead due to floods and storms caused by climate change.
And who’s responsible for climate change? Well, that would be that deep-pocketed boogie man known as Big Oil, says Layton.
Layton told the Globe and Mail that he’s a firm believer in the notion that polluters should pay, but if that’s the case then the City of Toronto should be suing... the City of Toronto because the city’s infrastructure is well past its best-before date.
The stress on the city’s aging infrastructure is a problem that’s been ignored by city fathers for decades.
This is really scary stuff for Toronto taxpayers. Such a lawsuit is a no-hoper, as I’ll explain.
If the lawsuit moves ahead, it will be funded by taxpayers, and when the city inevitably loses and has to pay the legal fees of the various oil companies, that will be funded by taxpayers too.
Can you say “boondoggle” – in which the only winners are the law firms?