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It is hard to remember now, but there was a time when it was the Conservatives who wanted to make oil more expensive and the Liberals who campaigned against it.

It was 40 years ago this year that the Liberals brought down Joe Clark’s minority government over a budget that would have increased the tax on gasoline by 17 cents a gallon — about 4 cents a litre, or roughly the same as this spring’s first tranche of the carbon tax — while allowing the federally regulated price of oil to rise.

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