You can tax a product and then give the money to someone in the form of a tax credit or subsidy. Or you can constrict the supply of a product through legislation and thus drive the price up of said product and the manufacturer of that product reaps a financial benefit. It’s two ways of describing the same thing. One is a tax and the other is supply management but they are in effect the same thing.
So the….ahem….Scheer hypocrisy of Andrew Scheer to fight the Liberal carbon tax but support the dairy cartel is simply that. Hypocrisy.
I saw a meme which had a comment from current Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer about being Centrist and then had a quote by former Conservative Party of Canada leader (and Prime Minister) Stephen Harper about conservatives claiming to be centrist and I thought it was very astute but wanted to fact check. And lo and behold, it was pretty much true. I have linked to the Toronto Sun article interviewing Andrew Scheer and Ben Shapiro interviewing Stephen Harper and ummm…did Harper hand Scheer a Smackdown?
““We have an opportunity to say that we are a pragmatic centrist party with room for lots of different views on lots of different issues…”
Then on the Sunday Special with Ben Shapiro a mere 2 weeks later on November 18th, 2018, at the 5:55 mark of the interview Stephen Harper says this:
“..often you will see the same things happen in Canada, ‘I’m a pragmatist, I’m a centrist’, and of course coming from the mouth of a conservative often means they are actually left of centre but somehow want to be in a conservative party.”
You can view it by clicking the on the video below and the response is at the 5:55 mark. (You can see the conversation with the question starting at the 4:46 mark.)
So does Andrew Scheer have a problem? Most conservatives are huge fans of Stephen Harper so I would say yes. He is OfficiallyScrewed.