Friday, March 16, 2007

Dion: Couldn't Do it Last Time

Interesting environmental policy news today:
Liberal Leader Stephane Dion has released a plan to crack down on industry and impose tough new caps on greenhouse gas emissions by January 2008.
In the past, Canada has been a leader in the fight against climate change, Dion said but has lost that standing under the current Conservative government.
Just when was Canada a leader in the fight against climate change? When Dion was Environment Minister? He wouldn't even need a special "get tough" plan now if GHG emissions hadn't risen a third through the Liberal years.

If Dion didn't accomplish anything about emissions during his time as minister, it's highly unlikely he'd be able to suddenly do it in half a year. We're not fooled.