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“I think we need a more balanced approach to cleaning up our atmosphere”
“Now is the time for federal leadership to ensure that targets for smog-causing pollutants are reached”
(reference: Conservative government would scrap Kyoto: Harper)This made me mad at the time, but I held out the tiniest sliver of hope that since he campaigned on a platform of new government accountability, things might still happen. Maybe he would come up with a better plan that surpassed Kyoto but was more “realistically achievable.”Now we have: Tories panned for cutting environment programs and Ottawa pulls ‘One-Tonne’ funding.
First of all, he cuts the “one-tonne challenge,” which was an extremely low-budget program to educate people on how to use less energy. How the hell does this program, as just one example, not jive with his 3 quotes above?. Second, there are about 100 other environmental programs under “review” by Harper. We can guess what will happen to those.
These programs don’t jive with his comments because Harper is a liar. Liar. Since I hadn’t agreed with any of Harpers platform, I had hoped his government accountability thing would be a reality, since that’s something we can all agree on. Again, Liar.