Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More on Harper's Plans to Sabatoge Action on Climate Change

Murray Dobbin recently posted an excellent piece on his blog about Harper and his plans to sabotage action on climate change ... again. So apparently he is only going to Copenhagen for the photo-ops, and if that's the case, he should stay home. I don't need anymore dart board covers.

Harper Pledges to Sabotage Climate Change Agenda at G20
Murray Dobbin
December 8, 2009

Stephen Harper is clearly not moved by Canada’s rapidly decaying reputation regarding its appalling position of climate change. In a Bloomberg story I have not seen reported anywhere in the Canadian media, Harper told the South Korean National Assembly that he will “…use Canada’s co-chairmanship of next year’s Group of 20 countries meeting to urge members to put economic recovery before efforts to protect the environment.”

This is a blatant violation of the role that Canada has been given to co-chair the first meeting of the G20 as a body acknowledged as the effective replacement of the G8. Canada is now not only a rogue country on climate change but is headed by a rogue prime minister – stating openly that he will abuse his power as a co-chair to do everything he can to derail climate change action and protect the deadly tar sands of Alberta from any effort to slow down its development. ...

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