Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys this Opinion piece by Martin Regg Cohn titled "Liberals trying to bury 2010 eco-fees mess". It is amazing to me how a basically solid environmental decision/idea, if implemented badly, can backfire and bring the whole good intentions into disrepute. Tory Leader Tim Hudak talked about "Dalton McGuinty's sneaky eco-taxes.". Granted the Tories generally aren't going to support any valid environmental venture that carrys a cost with it; but in this case Mr. Hudak was on more solid ground because again the Liberals implementation was done poorly.

The new plan makes producers incorporate all environmental costs and charges into their initial selling price. "Producers could no longer pass the buck-or fob off eco-fees-onto consumers at the cash register.". This is good news and affects all consumers in Ontario of so many products which absolutely need true environmental costs included in their prices.

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