Harper Letter Dismissed Kyoto As A Money-Sucking Socialist Scheme

Posted on Thursday, February 01 at 09:24 by 4Canada
"Implementing Kyoto will cripple the oil and gas industry, which is essential to the economies of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia . . . "Workers and consumers everywhere in Canada will lose. THERE ARE NO CANADIAN WINNERS UNDER THE KYOTO ACCORD." He also blasted the treaty for targeting carbon dioxide - which he said is "essential to life" - and played down the science of climate change as "tentative and contradictory." Harper went on to promise a "battle of Kyoto" in hope of defeating the Chretien Liberals' efforts to implement the treaty legislation in the House of Commons. "But we can't do it alone. It will take an army of Canadians to beat Kyoto, just as it did to beat (the) Charlottetown (constitutional accord)," he wrote. These days, Harper avoids critcizing the Kyoto accord, and simply dismisses its targets as unattainable. Kyoto calls for a six per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2012. Canada's emission levels have risen 27 per cent since 1990. The prime minister's office would not comment on the letter but pointed out that the emission levels occurred under the previous Liberal government. Now, with public-opinion polls indicating that climate change is becoming a dominant political concern for Canadians, the prime minister is promising serious action. http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n0130103A [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on February 2, 2007]

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