Canadian government pulls plug on climate-change policy group

Fri, 2007-03-16 11:14Bill Miller
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Canadian government pulls plug on climate-change policy group

A memo obtained by Canadian Press outlining a new organizational structure no longer includes the policy directorate, which consisted of a handful of bureaucrats responsible for implementing new policy, co-ordinating climate-change efforts among various government departments and analyzing their potential impact.

Citing un-named sources, CP said the change was motivated by “a desire to consolidate power” in the office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Oh no! This is terrible news! Less bureaucrats! How will we ever cope?!
You don’t get it. This is a disaster and an unprecedented turning point in Canadian environmental policy. The Harper government(aka the American/Canadian NeoCon government) currently in place is shutting down all opponents to their business agendas. Fact.
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