And it's been tested by research
He who fucks nuns
Will later join the church
- --The Clash (from "Death or Glory")
I guess it's pretty comfortable in Stornaway, eh Stephane?
OTTAWA — The Liberals have refused to bring down the minority Conservative government over its alleged failure to combat climate change.With oppositions like this, who needs electoral majorities? Certainly not the Super Secret Harper Imitation Tories, who themselves introduced measures to reduce carbon emissions amounting to a sell-out of the environment:
Only 11 Liberals voted for an NDP non-confidence motion condemning the government for failing to respect international climate agreements and for its refusal to adopt opposition-approved legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Other Liberals MPs were present but didn't vote.
The Harper government unveiled measures on Monday that would force new oilsands projects to capture and store greenhouse gas emissions and ban construction of new dirty coal plants beginning in 2012.Note how they slipped the word "new" in there twice, so that conveniently leaves all existing oilsands projects and coal plants completely off the hook. Some of our federal leaders took issue with the new measures:
In Ottawa, politicians panned the new measures. NDP Leader Jack Layton said the plan was "a licence to pollute."Notice which major federal party leader had nothing to say? Uh-huh. The one who ran for his party's leadership as the candidate focused on sustainable development and making sure Canada lives up to its Kyoto commitments because climate change was too vital not to act immediately.
Green party Leader Elizabeth May criticized the capturing techniques as expensive and unproven.
"Right now, it's not cost-effective and there are far more cost-effective ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions — improving the efficiency with which we use energy and shifting to other energy sources beyond coal and oil," she said at a news conference.
The government has admitted that the technology likely won't be up and running until 2018.
Around these parts, that's known as a sell-out.
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