Saturday, May 20, 2006

An appalling betrayal - of everyone!

Elizabeth May has it right. She is quoted at the end of this CNews story as saying the Harper government's actions are "an appalling betrayal of Canadians". Canadians did not elect Harper and Ambrose to gut the Kyoto accord!

Unfortunately, they seem to be trying to do just that. From the CTV news story:
According to documents obtained by the Globe and Mail, the Conservative government will oppose a plan to set tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets for developed nations in the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, and wants to see the climate change agreement phased out.

The Tories only received 36% of the vote in the last election, and are running a minority government. The Tories certainly did not receive a mandate to pull us out of this important international agreement!

According to a recent poll, 50% of Canadians are worried about global warming. We need to be doing more than trying to derail the little progress that has already been made.

In fact, with these latest tactics Harper and Ambrose are betraying everyone in the world! The Kyoto accord is far from perfect, but it's the best hope that we have so far for global action to slow down climate change. If the Tories don't like it, they should get out of the way and let the negotiations progress.

Ambrose needs to resign - and Harper needs to start listening to someone other than George Bush and John Howard!

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