[Ed.: I now have to unhide the post held in reserve.]
Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney recently warned that the Tories must not cede leadership of the environment file to rivals on the political battlefield, and yesterday Mr. Harper acknowledged the government's weakness on that file. "The main reason it's got a bumpy ride is that we're not in the implementation phase yet," said Mr. Harper. That should change over time, as measures kick in and as Canadians begin filling out tax forms allowing them to claim a credit for the purchase of transit passes, he suggested.Is that really the main reason for most Canadians, we need a form to fill out to inspire us? Unlike most Canadians apparently, I am not primarily moved by either a tax deduction for a transit pass or an environmental policy - as we have had in both recent governments - that does not seem to do anything. I wonder what would get my unattached and needy vote based on an green agenda?