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Inaction on Global Warming Sees Canadian Tory Government Bleeding In Polls

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A new Angus Reid poll out today shows that the Stephen Harper Tory government continues to slump in popularity, and much of the blame lands squarely on their continued bumbling over the issue of global warming.

The Tory government is limping along with a paltry 33 per cent of Canadians supporting their party compared with 36.3 per cent on election day and the party’s high of 39 per cent in March of this year.

The environment remains the highest-ranked issue for voters.

Thirty-one per cent of those surveyed said their opinion of Harper has worsened.

According to Angus Reid, “the environment remains the most important issue in this country … and this is an issue the Harperites haven’t understood. Moving (Environment Minister) John Baird into that position I don’t think has helped them.”

This government clearly doesn’t get it.

The Canadian public is seeing through their half-measures and token environmental policies and the only way Harper can turn this ship around is to drop the PR spin and start showing real concern and real action.

Harper could also start worrying less about his backers in the Alberta oil-patch and start listening to the rest of Canada.

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