Do you remember how often we’d hear Justin Trudeau say he would be different than Stephen Harper when it came to working with the provinces?
As far as I knew, Harper did exactly that, including at times working with Premiers who generally didn’t share his politics. But, for all his talk, it seems Justin isn’t doing that.
Especially when it comes to pushing his pet issue of climate change.
And it isn’t just Brad Wall he’s pushing around but even Nova Scotia’s Premier (a Liberal) and all three Northern Premiers.
Despite preaching a willingness to work with others and let them decide the best way to achieve the goals, it seems that when it comes to fighting climate change, it’s Justin’s way or . . . Justin’s way.
It’s about “how” we’re going to price carbon, not “whether”.
And “how” we’re going to do it, is Justin’s way.
Nothing says cooperative Federalism like, “Do as I say, or I’ll make you”.