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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Leishman: Deadline on Kyoto not doable

Columnist Rory Leishman on Canada's under-performance in meeting "greenhouse gas" emissions targets set out in the Kyoto Protocol:

Liberal leader Stephane Dion cannot escape responsibility for this record inasmuch as he served as the environment minister of Canada between 2004 and 2006.
and on the recently passed Bill C-288, the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act:
Having failed for two years to devise a plan for complying with Kyoto, how can Dion expect the Harper government to pull off this feat within 60 days? Dion knows full well this deadline is preposterous. In a candid moment during last year's election campaign, he admitted that he did not think that a Liberal government led by him would be able to slash Canada's greenhouse gas emissions as required by the Kyoto Protocol within the next five years.

Dion had good reason for skepticism. It's practically impossible for any government to have Canada comply with the Liberals' rash Kyoto commitment.
Read the rest at the London Free Press.

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