In Stephen Harper’s own words
2012 10 15
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