But he did say it, sorta', kinda', almost.
But it was during an election campaign and nothing he ever says during an election campaign is true. (or any other time for that matter)
However, in September of 2008 while floating around in his bubble, hot on the campaign trail, he lambasted the Liberals for not wanting to raise penalties to polluters.
Harper attacked the opposition, saying that under the previous Liberal government, penalties on industrial polluters were commonly as low as $4,000 and none ever exceeded $50,000. "This was, quite simply, a national disgrace," Harper said. Harper said the Conservative plan creates "sensible, realistic" measures that would hold polluters responsible for damaging the environment.But wait, here's the clincher:
"For the first time in more than a decade, this country actually has an environmental policy," he said.Stop laughing. It was probably hot inside that bubble. Mr. "Colossal Fossil" may have been suffering from heat stroke.
But now that the Oil Sands emissions are set to triple, will he fine them heavily? Will he give them a stern talking to? Will Jim Prentice shave his head and grow breasts?
Sadly the third option is the most likely one.