Environment Canada Report Pans Harper Government's Climate Plan

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A new Environment Canada report “discreetly” posted on the Department website shows that the Canadian government’s climate change plan will reduce greenhouse gas by a fraction of what was originally promised.

According to an article by Mike de Souza at Canwest News Service:

The plan shows that many existing climate change measures such as the transit tax credit, regulations to increase biofuels production and the banning of incandescent light bulbs will result in a fraction of the greenhouse gas emission reductions that they were previously estimated to achieve.”

The link to the report is down right now, but we will post more details when its back up. Here’s the url: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?langEn&nC07483BF-1

This story should be a headline across the country, given that polls consistently show climate change and the environment to be the number one priority for Canadians.

Where’s the outrage at the false promises made by the government? Or it this just going to be filed away in the “we can’t trust politicians” file?

In response to the report, Environment Minister John Baird slipped the question and told the reporter that he could “get an official to go over the details with you.”

Pretty scary when the Minister in charge of the policy most important to Canadians doesn’t know the details.

Scary times, just made scarier by a government that has spent more time producing hot air than any action on the most important issue in the country.

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