So, Al Gore is calling Canada’s climate change plan (Clean Air Act) “a complete and total fraud…designed to mislead the Canadian people,” while David Suzuki says it’s “a sham, and a complete abdication of our international commitment.” Meanwhile, in Nairobi, Canada “won” the international “Fossil Award” for “misleading” the world, “repudiating” the Kyoto Protocol and “flagrantly … washing its political laundry on the international stage.”
Canada? Misleading and fraudulent? Surely not my Canada.
I didn’t really expect a whole lot from our uber-conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in terms of climate change action. But I did expect that he wouldn’t try to fool us with a false plan. Let’s show him he can’t.
In our favour is the fact that it’s an election year in Canada, and Harper has a minority government. Let’s tell him we want a real strategy for climate change – one that doesn’t put Canada almost 20 years behind schedule on the Kyoto treaty targets.
Even if you’re not Canadian, send an e-mail and voice your concern. Do it now.