Feds systematically gut environmental protection – StarPhoenix

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2012553 Views

DECEMBER 18, 2012

Did the support of 24 per cent of the electorate on election day give the federal government a mandate for its radical project to gut environmental protection? Apparently. In our apathy-inducing first-past-the-post political system a small minority can translate into a big majority, which can disregard public opinion and do whatever it wants.

Here is a list of what the feds have accomplished so far in their three-pronged environmental strategy of deregulation, cutting information and research and targeting dissenting voices:

. Eliminated Canada’s international commitment to mitigate climate change, including the repeal of the 2007 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act.

. Undermined global climate negotiations to avoid climate action.

. Failed to create a plan to address climate change.

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