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One of the few times MacKay and O’Toole clashed directly was during an exchange on carbon pricing, with MacKay blasting O’Toole’s platform promise to look at a pricing regime for large industrial emitters.
“There’s only one person on this stage who’s talking about, and I quote, ‘Forging a national industrial, regulatory and pricing regime across the country,’” MacKay said. “That’s Mr. O’Toole.”
O’Toole said his plan is in line with what’s advocated by conservative leaders such as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
“I find it stunning that Mr. MacKay would suggest he would not support a plan put forward by Premier Kenney with respect to large emitters, or Premier Ford,” he said. “They know their economies better than some bureaucrat in Ottawa.”