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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

And we’ve done it without Elizabeth May

The leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, can relax. There is no need for her to be in a rush to gain a seat in the House of Commons. The Tory government is apparently handling the environment file very well without her.

“If you look at carbon dioxide emissions per capita by member countries Canada is one of the highest. So is Australia. Why? Because you are two big producers. You have to look at the full picture.”

- Jean-Yves Garnier
International Energy Agency

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report has said Canada is a stellar performer in improving energy efficiency and that Canada shouldn’t be portrayed as derelict in the fight to reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

Jean-Yves Garnier, head of the IEA’s statistics division, told Canwest News Service, that the world needs countries like Canada. “One of our best examples, when I make a presentation on energy efficiency indicators, is Canada,” he said. He also dismissed criticisms that Canada’s reputation is questionable because of its failure to honour its Kyoto Protocol commitments, and the growth of the heavily polluting oil sands sector.

Nice that Stephen Harper is managing so well without Liz.

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  1. And it seems the Canadian Press story
    (77 member countries walk out on Canada re:Kyoto)
    that every new outlet and aggregator was posting today,
    is NOT TRUE,
    didn't happen, fabricated faux scandal....
    the story is now nowhere to be found, except on google......

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  2. well thats all just fine and dandy but its not what the enviro-nuts are saying. david suzuki is still credible isnt he???.....no? but he said so himself.

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