Tories Accused Of Being ‘One Of Most Anti-Environmental Governments In The World

Posted on Friday, May 25 at 20:06 by NAUWATCH

Experts on sustainable development say the majority governing Conservatives made significant strides on conservation and banning toxic substances during their five years of minority rule, but the Tories are now abandoning environmental efforts altogether, and some fear the most recent federal budget’s focus on development over the environment risks further damaging Canada’s international reputation.

“Canada has custody over one of the largest environments in the world. It’s resource rich, and that gives us a special responsibility—one which this government is not exercising,” Maurice Strong told The Hill Times last week. “It’s very discouraging, and we’re going to pay a very heavy price for the policies of this government.”

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  1. by RickW
    Wed May 30, 2012 1:15 am
    Experts on sustainable development say the majority governing Conservatives made significant strides on conservation and banning toxic substances during their five years of minority rule, but the Tories are now abandoning environmental efforts altogether


    I do not believe for a minute the Harper government has abandoned anything. Harper had (and has) no intention at all in enacting or ensuring "sustainable development". He was simply going through the motions (like politicians kissing babies) until he reached his majority. Now he can drop the pretense.

  2. Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:34 am
    Under NAFTA, WTO, CAFTA, TILMA's and other corporate wish list 'trade agreements' governments are shackled from enacting progressive legislation- be it for environmental protection or other issues. because they, and ultimately we, will be sued for lost profits. Banker corporate fascists pull the strings attached to the politicians.



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