Author: Paige MacPherson

A greener, poorer, slower economy

In the Hans Christian Andersen fable of the Emperor’s New Clothes, a vain leader struts around naked while expecting his subjects to admire his superior humanity. Today in Canada, political leaders strut around the country and the world swaddled in environmental vanity while expecting their subjects to welcome punitive carbon taxes and energy costs. Who will stand up to Justin Trudeau, Rachel Notley, Kathleen Wynne and the rest and say: “They’re only wearing a green fig leaf – and far from saving the planet, they’re making our country poorer!” Well, Paige MacPherson, for one.

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