Bibeau's call to "show me the data" nothing but a stall tactic on carbon tax

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Making decisions based on anecdotes, rhetoric, or hearsay is never a good idea for a government of any political stripe. Using data to enable analytical-based decision leads to choices and policy that can be defended and supported in a more bipartisan manner, if challenged. Recently, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Marie-Claude Bibeau has asked for data to support the notion that farmers are being negatively impacted by the carbon tax. At face value, this is a fair request even if you are like me and believe that this “studying” should have been done on the front end of the…

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