Stephane Dion and the Canadian Liberals have been inspired by Kevin Rudd's success in winning the Australian Federal election based in part on a platform that included a carbon tax.
Psst, guys. Let you in on a bit of a secret... the shit is hitting the fan*. People don't want to pay. They're seeing through the scams and the conflicts of interest.
*Perhaps a better description is that the palm is slapping the forehead?