Green plan limited, PM warns

Canada will be off Kyoto targets by 50 per cent in 2012, Harper says.


Emissions of greenhouse gases are on track to rise dramatically over the next five years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper predicted yesterday. The comment, coming just days after a cabinet shuffle saw the pugnacious John Baird take control of the key environment portfolio, left critics questioning the seriousness of a government pledge to do “a lot more” on the environment.
Statements from senior Conservatives, including former prime minister Brian Mulroney, have made clear in recent weeks that environmental concerns have become a top issue for voters , but yesterday’s comments appeared to critics to mean there will be little change in the months to come.
Describing climate change as a long-term problem, the Prime Minister indicated his government’s approach will not include meeting Canada’s international targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

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