If the government would make it even more cheaper, there will be no stimulus for average Canadian to save more fuel. Right now I often observe people to use there vehicles just to get to the nearby store located 200 meters from each other. Or driving those enormous SUVs, pickups, or minivans.Sanyo wrote: ↑Jan 1st, 2017 2:48 pmI could switch it around and say in Saudi gas is virtually free. The US is around 76 cents (and imports much of it's oil from overseas).
And look we could make it much cheaper if we just build the damn pipelines and support our oil industry in Alberta. But nope we cater to the enviro-freaks who justify the non-sense of this cap and trade bs. There is already a lawsuit in California to end the cap and trade program (likely if the gov't wants to be elected there they'll end this nonsense).
And the public transit here is horrid compared to many major cities in the world, our gov't are using this money for other reasons and not the environment... I will believe it when i see it but I guarantee this cap and trade will be disaster and likely within 5 years it will be scraped. We already have manufacturers running for the hills cause of the high cost of business here (hydro, wages, etc), cap and trade is just the next stick for them to go to Mexico or overseas where they dont have to deal with this headache.
Leaving their vehicles idling to keep it warm/cool is another story, people don't do this in Europe.
The most effective way to teach people to respect the right of others for clean air; is through thier wallets.
Works every time, everywhere.
I don't fancy breathing exhaust fumes from your engine, please turn the ignition off while parked, it is also illegal.
Plus, The Canada ( we don't say The Ukraine, do you like The Canada;) ) will get a balanced budget.
Or SUVs lined up to drop off their precious at school, let them walk, I used to Walk around 2 miles one way and 2 miles back as a pupil for 11 years. Walking is good for you.
Or diesel school buses, about 20 of them here , most of the time go half full at best. What a waste of taxpayers money.
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