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Mon, 2007-09-24 10:48Bill Miller
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Canada’s Harper evokes ‘F-word,’ touts technology at UN summit

The prime minister’s call for flexibility at the largest-ever political summit on climate change held firm with the Conservative government's opposition to a UN-driven push for short-term binding targets, and its preference for goals that have less economic impact. Not to worry, though, technology will save the day.

Mon, 2007-09-24 08:57Richard Littlemore
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Harper Approaches UN with "next to no credibility"

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who only stumbled upon the reality of climate change in the last year, is scheduled to address the United Nations today to boast about Canada's climate change plans.

Per the partial quote above, he goes with a disadvantage. According to Johanne Whitmore, a climate change policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, “We (Canadians) have next to no credibility on the international negotiation level.”

I actually think that Whitmore is overstating the case. Canada has less than no credibility on this issue.
Mon, 2007-09-17 12:21Kevin Grandia
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John Baird photoshopping a greener image

Was trolling around the government of Canada's “ecoACTION” page and came across this photo of the Minister of Environment, John Baird photoshopped onto a backdrop of mountains and snow.

Just couldn't help taking some pot-shots at this poorly contrived attempt to make the Environment Minister look like a man-of-nature (who wears a suit in the middle of the winter on top of a mountain!?). So I did some further edits…
Sun, 2007-09-09 09:24Richard Littlemore
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Proud to be Canadian: NOT!

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking today at the close of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Sydney, said, “I’m also very pleased that the Sydney Declaration mirrors the Canadian climate change approach on many levels.”

By which he clearly meant: We're not planning to do anything about it, either.

Tue, 2007-09-04 15:08Kevin Grandia
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Canadian government's evolving climate change policy all hot air

The Conservative government first denied the scientific evidence for man-made global warming. They then accepted that something needed to be done, but it needed to be a “Made in Canada” solution. 

Now the Conservative government appears to be shucking the “Made in Canada” talking point for an “international agreement” one.

Tue, 2007-05-29 09:50Bill Miller
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Mum Harper seen backing Bush effort to undermine international climate-change pact

The Prime Minister is under fire from both Liberals and New Democrats for remaining non-committal on whether Canada will back a proposal by Germany for a post-Kyoto agreement when G8 nations meet in Germany next week. China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa will also be part of the discussions.

Thu, 2007-04-19 09:36Richard Littlemore
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Tories Put Forth Argument for Inaction

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government is once again investing all its energy in arguing against taking action on climate change.
Fri, 2007-03-16 11:14Bill Miller
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Canadian government pulls plug on climate-change policy group

A wire dispatch suggests the move illustrates the Harper government’s intention to seize control of a politically charged issue by wresting it away from bureaucrats. The Climate Change Policy Directorate, a working group that has played a key role in shaping policy, has been eliminated by Environment Canada.

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