"Why should taxpayers have to pay for more than 10 reports promoting a carbon tax, something that the people of Canada have repeatedly rejected? It should agree with Canadians. It should agree with the government. No discussion of a carbon tax that would kill and hurt Canadian families," Baird stated in Parliamentary debate.
The Alberta tar sands is considered one of the dirtiest and most carbon intensive industrial projects on the planet. A barrel of oil derived from bitumen produces three to four times more carbon emissions than a conventional barrel of oil.
"We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."