Monday, March 10, 2008


Well I believe in this
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.

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.
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:
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."

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.
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.

Around these parts, that's known as a sell-out.

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Platty said...

Do you have a link to Green party Leader Elizabeth May commenting on Dion and his party sitting on their collective hands and backing down from his commitment to the environment?


Platty said...

So, do you have any comments from Ms. May? Any reaction? Is she still in the country?? Does anyone run this blog?

Scott in Montreal said...

So many questions, platty. Since you're in such a lather over this, why don't you go and ask her yourself? I am not your ragdoll. Smarty-pants commenters like yourself are wasting your time trying to stir up trouble on this site. Good day to you.

Platty said...

So many questions? It is actually only one question, apparently one that hits a raw nerve with the greens.

How exactly am I trying to stir up trouble? By asking a question?
So why would you have a blog if you do not wish to discuss the Green party position?

Scott in Montreal said...

platty, there is a difference between being a party member and a party spokesperson. I am of the former, but not the latter. You are barking up the wrong tree. I assumed you were smart enough to know the difference. Silly me.

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