Russ Campbellâ€™s Blog: Tom Mulcairâ€™s Pledge Not to Hike Personal Taxes Is Meaninglessâ€”Heâ€™ll Use a Carbon Tax
Thomas MulÂcair, leader of the fedÂeral New DeÂmocÂrats has, reÂportÂedly, made a pledge to CanaÂdian votÂers not to raise their perÂsonal taxes if he beÂcomes prime minÂisÂter. But he wont need to raise perÂsonal inÂcome taxes, will he? Heâ€™ll imÂpleÂment a carÂbon tax.
MulÂcair made the pledge when beÂing inÂterÂviewed by the OtÂtawa CitÂiÂzen. He was exÂplainÂing why itâ€™s time for CanaÂdiÂans to elect their first fedÂeral NDP govÂernÂment. Granted, MulÂcairâ€™s NDP is the ofÂfiÂcial opÂpoÂsiÂtion, but it is trailÂing both the ConÂserÂvÂaÂtives and the LibÂerÂals so badly in any polls I have seen, his pledge does seem cheeky.
â€śWeâ€™re sayÂing that perÂsonal taxes will not be touched. Thatâ€™s a firm unÂderÂtakÂing. Thatâ€™s a conÂtract with the CanaÂdian votÂing pubÂlic on our beÂhalf,â€ť MulÂcair said, acÂcordÂing to the OtÂtawa CitÂiÂzen.