What if Jack Layton had said that?

Said Prime Minister Harper on the coming Clean Air Act: “This approach will mark a fundamental departure from the approach of the previous government. Canada’s Clean Air Act will allow us to move industry from voluntary compliance to strict regulation. It will replace the current ad-hoc patchwork system with clear, consistent and comprehensive national standards.”

Cynicism and all that aside, I cannot help but wonder what the media and business response would have been if those words were uttered by Jack Layton as Prime Minister in some parallel universe. Fire and brimstone, I would imagine.

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