The Canadian Green Party is calling for a $0.12 per liter (about $0.45 per gallon) gas tax to combat the threat of climate change. Party leader Elizabeth May has a rather grand conception of her little tax:
The environmental challenge is similar to the space race about 50 years ago in which then-president John F. Kennedy said the United States would put a man on the moon, May said.
“He couldn’t prove it when he said it. He could mobilize the resources, fix the political will, and engage the public’s spirit and imagination in a bold, collective venture,” she said. “Surely we can do the same thing for purposes of survival.”
Fortunately, I suspect we in the United States will survive without higher gas taxes.