Hill Dispatches: Elizabeth May wields green scissors

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Author: Karl Nerenberg

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May chose the first day back to unveil her “Green Scissors” approach to trimming the federal budget.

She told reporters that her party had submitted fiscal proposals to Finance Minister Flaherty that they believed fit in with Conservative philosophy.

“We didn’t bother suggesting a carbon tax,” May said, “because we know the Conservatives won’t be interested in that. But we think the ideas we put on the table should be acceptable to fiscal conservatives – and they are also green ideas.”

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