Maybe its just that he had the bullshit valves cranked to 10, but this:
Appelé à clarifier sa position, John Baird a expliqué que son gouvernement, s'il est réélu, se concentrera sur la réglementation «plutôt que sur un système de plafonds et d'échange, qu'on préfère appeler un "système de plafond et de taxation"».
...translates into this:
Asked to clarify his position, John Baird said his government, if elected, will focus on regulation "rather than a cap and trade, we prefer to call a" ceiling system and taxation ".
Since a carbon tax has exactly the same effect as a cap & trade system, and its effects would be distributed across the country in about the same manner as a carbon tax, I can't see how the Tory's latest proposal on this file would be anymore or less divisive than Iggy's.