On May 30, 2008, while speaking to the Chamber of Commerce in London, UK, Stephen Harper revealed his plan to cut emissions.
"Our plan will effectively establish a price on carbon of $65 a tonne."
And according to logic of his own MPs, this is a Carbon Tax!
“Cap and trade or cap and tax, a price on carbon is a tax on carbon. That makes it a carbon tax.” – Hansard, MP John Williamson, Sept 17, 2012
Full text, audio and video of the Prime Minister’s speech to the Chamber can be found here: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=2&featureId=6&pageId=46&id=2131