Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Canadian government pays lip service to climate change

The new Tory government presented it's speech from the throne today. There was one sentence relating to the environment and climate change:

"It will take measures to achieve tangible improvements in our environment, including reductions in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions."

It will be interesting to see what these measures will include.

Also on the government of Canada web site are notes for a speech by the new Minister of the Environment, Rona Ambrose. She talks about the need for a "new Canadian Clean Air Act". This is stolen right out of the NDP election platform. No wonder Jack Layton sounded so pleased with himself today. I really hope this new act will have some teeth in it!

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