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Will Environmental Policy Shift with New Minister?

Will Environmental Policy Shift with New Minister?

With today?s appointment of John Baird as environment minister, the Conservative government has a new opportunity to deliver regulations and programs that protect Canada?s ecosystems and meet our international obligations.

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Environment top priority, PM says

Environment top priority, PM says

In a year-end interview, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today that the environment is now among his top priorities and signalled that he will make major improvements to the much-maligned clean air plan he tabled this fall.

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Canada could be hurt by Kyoto retreat, says UN official

Canada could be hurt by Kyoto retreat, says UN official

Canada’s repudiation of its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol could harm its economy in coming years, warns the head of the United Nations Environment Program.

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Environment may be key to election win, Mulroney says

Environment may be key to election win, Mulroney says

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says environmental issues might be a key to capturing the next federal election.

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Shell CEO berates America for spurning Kyoto

Shell CEO berates America for spurning Kyoto

The chief executive for Shell berated Washington on Monday for spurning the United Nation’s Kyoto agreement on global warming, saying U.S. backing for a global regulatory framework would create incentives for oil companies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Kyoto retreat could hurt economy

Kyoto retreat could hurt economy

Canada’s repudiation of its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol could harm its economy in coming years, warns the head of the United Nations Environment Program.

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Ottawa planning more cuts to climate-change programs

Ottawa planning more cuts to climate-change programs

The Conservative government is planning a second wave of cuts to climate-change programs and is asking public servants to help manage the ?fallout? by explaining why their positions should disappear.

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Harper ‘twiddling his thumbs’ on climate change: Graham

Harper ‘twiddling his thumbs’ on climate change: Graham

Interim Liberal Leader Bill Graham and Bloc Qu?b?cois Leader Gilles Duceppe accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday of “twiddling his thumbs” on climate change as a majority of Canadians say their concerns about the environment continue to increase.

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Canada on the Hot Seat

Canada on the Hot Seat

International climate negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations start today in Nairobi, Kenya. While these talks are crucial to avoiding catastrophic climate change, Canada?s delegation arrives with a weak track record and a discredited plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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UN climate conference opens in Nairobi

UN climate conference opens in Nairobi

Facing rising temperatures and flagging efforts to control greenhouse gases, thousands of delegates from around the world opened a UN conference Monday on next steps to ward off the worst effects of climate change.

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