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This just in: a carbon tax won’t kill jobs 

By Susan Riley      

No one ever advances evidence of a specific carbon tax, in a specific place, killing specific jobs. Instead, this threat is accompanied by vague warnings about damaging 'competitiveness' or ruining 'the investment climate.'

The oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta. Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, everyone is gearing up for a federal election centred on the proposed Liberal carbon tax. The right-wing forces are armed and ready. Trudeau’s problem is that his carbon tax isn’t even that popular with people who want a carbon tax, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times file photograph

CHELSEA, QUE.—How does the old expression go? A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its pants on in the morning. With social media, as we see every day, the lie travels even farther and faster.

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