Friday, April 20, 2007
Mr. Baird's comments to the Senate committee yesterday failed to touch on the economic implications of not acting to try to meet the Kyoto targets. Climate changes have already hurt the Canadian economy through such things as floods, droughts and the pine beetle infestations. I believe that an environment minister should focus on protecting and saving our environment not giving economic doomsday reports and giving the impression the Harper Government wants to be helpless to take direct, immediate, specific action to ameliorate the causes of climate change.
Baird's stance demonstrates a lack of vision and leadership to help with the transition to lower emission economy.