Friday, September 28, 2007

From the desk of Elizabeth May

Today, from the desk of Elizabeth May,
Moving on to national politics. The bad, almost unthinkable news is that Stephen Harper now seems more determined than ever to re-invent Canada as a global warming saboteur meekly following George Bush down the road to climate catastrophe. Witness the events of this week alone. On Monday, the Prime Minister addressed a high-level climate change meeting at the United Nations in New York, where he reaffirmed his intention to ignore Kyoto and stick with his government's thoroughly discredited and hopelessly inadequate climate change "plan". The very next day, he announced that Canada is joining Bush and fellow climate change laggard Australian PM John Howard in the anti-Kyoto Asia-Pacific Partnership. A day later, another bombshell: Canada will push to scrap Kyoto and replace it with a new international climate change agreement based, not on real emissions reduction targets, but on the bogus "intensity" targets that can be reached while emissions continue to rise. This could well rank as the worst three days' work by a Canadian Prime Minister – ever.

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