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.
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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