Print Story - canada.com network Despite these benefits, many predicted the B.C. Liberals would pay a price for this new tax -- including the NDP, who tried to make it a major election issue. However, the Liberals were re-elected with a larger majority in 2009. While one can't say the carbon tax helped them, it certainly didn't hurt. And the initiative is drawing global praise. Harvard business professor Michael Porter -- a world-renowned competitiveness guru -- recently stated: "The right policy regime is a carbon tax, and the province of British Columbia has pretty much got it right." The director of the U.K.'s Green Fiscal Commission, Dr. Paul Ekins, went even further, calling B.C.'s policy "a model for the world." The early results of B.C.'s carbon tax experiment are in, and they look positive. At a time when political leadership on climate change is sorely lacking, B.C. has stuck its neck out and done what most experts say is the right thing. Let's hope other governments -- in Ottawa, Washington and around the world -- are watching.