Rex Murphy is on fire:
Further west, poor British Columbia, where snow in January was but a picture on the garage calendar; Vancouver, where people were plunged into an annual depression by the spectacle of premature blooms and the peep of green lawns before February; they are seeing the change and are welcoming it.
“We’d almost given up on winter” said one resident I plan to talk to: ”Frankly, I’m sick of godd–mn flowers in January.” And who could blame him?
Well, B.C. led the way, being among the first to welcome the carbon tax and bring their winters into line with the Canadian experience. It’s changed attitudes. Says another I may encounter: “How we envied Newfoundland with its snow storms and blizzards, high winds and blocked roads, the weekly sleet storms and the train of power outages. Since the carbon tax we’ve been waiting for the evidence it works. And this winter, especially during the past few weeks, has been everything we ever wanted.”