I have no special line to Liberal environment critic David McGuinty, so I haven’t seen the supposedly leaked remarks for Environment Minister John Baird introducing heavy-industry emissions targets.
The Conservative government’s new climate change plan calls for greenhouse gas emissions to be slashed by 20 per cent below current levels by 2020, Environment Minister John Baird said in an opinion piece published Wednesday in CanWest Newspapers.
The goal still puts Canada 11 per cent above its international obligation under the Kyoto protocol on climate change, but in his opinion article, Baird blames the previous Liberal government for putting that target out of reach.
First glance: not good enough. No moral leadership or prospect for economic/technological leadership, either.