Canada pulls out of Kyoto treaty

posted at 9:20 am on December 13, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

How big a deal is this, really?  Yes, Canada became the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, dealing a body blow to the anthropogenic climate-change hysterics movement.  However, it’s not as if the rest of the countries that signed it have been successful in implementing it.  In fact, the US achieved a real decline in carbon emissions during the Bush administration while simultaneously growing the economy, while Europe created a false decline by repeatedly revising the baseline for its formula.

Not coincidentally, two of the reasons Canada has decided to abandon Kyoto is its futility and the desire in Canada to grow the economy:

Monday’s announcement was not a surprise. Canada faced international criticism at the recent climate talks in South Africa amid reports it would pull out of Kyoto. Kent had said previously that signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change was one of the previous government’s biggest blunders.

The accord requires countries to give a year’s notice to withdraw. Kent said the move saves Canada $14 billion in penalties for not achieving its Kyoto targets.

“To meet the targets under Kyoto for 2012 would be the equivalent of either removing every car, truck, ATV, tractor, ambulance, police car and vehicle of every kind from Canadian roads or closing down the entire farming and agriculture sector and cutting heat to every home, office, hospital, factory and building in Canada,” Kent said.

Harper’s Conservative government is reluctant to hurt Canada’s booming oil sands sector, which is the country’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gases and a reason it has reneged on its Kyoto commitments.

Canada wants to embrace the agreement reached in Durban this week, but that’s easy to understand.  The Durban agreement, Canada says, will allow for job creation and economic growth.  Why?  Because it doesn’t actually require anyone to do anything for several years, and even at that point is much more aspirational than concrete:

Officials at climate change meetings in South Africa struck an 11th-hour deal to avoid the collapse of international negotiations over global warming, averting the worst fears of environmental advocates but doing little to immediately advance the cause of limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

The deal would effectively postpone new concerted global action on climate change for at least eight years. However, given the political realities, particularly in the United States and China, it probably offered the best chance to move the process forward, analysts said.

The mood at the U.N. gathering in Durban was somber as the talks ended just before dawn Sunday, participants said, largely because many questions remained unanswered and the risk of a catastrophic increase in global average temperature had not been reduced.

Under the deal, nations committed themselves to talks aimed at reaching a legally binding agreement by 2015 that would limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that contribute to global warming. The limits would not go into effect until 2020 at the earliest.

So the “agreement” is a non-binding pledge to meet again and make another agreement in, oh, three or four years, and that agreement won’t have to take effect for another five years after that.  The only commitments in the near future for the Durban agreement is some voluntary reduction goals that emerging nations won’t bother to meet and industrial nations will ignore.  Just like … Kyoto.

All of this would be worrisome, if as the Miami Herald reports in the link above, carbon emissions will overheat the planet in the way that “widely accepted models of the Earth’s climate” predict.  However, they have failed to predict pretty much all of the climate outcomes we’ve seen over the last decade or more, and the previously wide acceptance has transformed into considerable skepticism.  Canada’s making the right choice in bailing out of Kyoto, and don’t be surprised if more nations follow suit.


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Smart move – pull out before you unload your assets.

jake-the-goose on December 13, 2011 at 9:23 AM

In fact, the US achieved a real decline in carbon emissions during the Bush administration

I blame BOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

/

cajun carrot on December 13, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Canada has a more conservative government now than we have had in a long time.

Flapjackmaka on December 13, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Yeay for Canada… except for the Durban thing… I mean seriously… why is anyone keeping up this kabuki theater. REALLY why?!

Achele175 on December 13, 2011 at 9:26 AM

2nd look at Canada?

Tim Zank on December 13, 2011 at 9:27 AM

“I’m moving to Canada!”

Version 2.0 = I want a job

Ponderosa on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

How could this be?
The main author is Canadian.

listens2glenn on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Canadian Bacon is good. besides that not much else

gerrym51 on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

YES!

Canada has a more conservative government now than we have had in a long time.

Flapjackmaka on December 13, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Here’s hoping they can keep it. If the stuff gets too ugly here, it’d sure be nice to have a better place to live nearby.

petefrt on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

I wouldn’t make too big a deal out of Canada pulling out of Kyoto. One of the reasons they have done it is because the US and China aren’t formally part of Kyoto, so they feel that it is meaningless if two of the biggest CO2 “polluters” are part of the Protocol.

William Teach on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

2nd look at Canada?

Tim Zank on December 13, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Tell us aboot it eh?

DStreete on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Beauty, eh?

Hey, a round of Molson and Frech toast for everyone in Canada, on me, eh?

JohnGalt23 on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

anthropogenic climate-change hysterics movement.

Hmm. ACHM. That has a nice ring to it. Or we should we use two “c”s? ACCHM?

And as an afterthought, if we actually WERE successful in significant reductions of CO2, what would the green plants use to produce oxygen?

oldleprechaun on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Barbara Boxer hardest hit.

GeorgiaBuckeye on December 13, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Perhaps Canada is a place to consider moving if Newt wins.

Snake307 on December 13, 2011 at 9:31 AM

“To meet the targets under Kyoto for 2012 would be the equivalent of either removing every car, truck, ATV, tractor, ambulance, police car and vehicle of every kind from Canadian roads or closing down the entire farming and agriculture sector and cutting heat to every home, office, hospital, factory and building in Canada,” EVERYWHERE Kent we have said all along.

pambi on December 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM

AGW is a lie, the only thing remaining is to finger the fraudsters and deal with them.

India and to greater extent, China, showed Kyoto to be the fiction that it was.

Congrats to Canada for having the courage, and intellectual honestly, to cast off their shackles.

The Kyoto Treaty… die in a ditch and be damned.

CPT. Charles on December 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM

I had a flash thought of an escape to Canada fantasy and then I remembered that they put Mark Steyn on trial for words.

myrenovations on December 13, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Now if they’d only give up their war on religion…

But Good on You Canada!

workingclass artist on December 13, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Being that Kyoto has NEVER been ratified in the US, it is not something we are part of.

michaelo on December 13, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Smart move – pull out before you unload your assets.

jake-the-goose on December 13, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I C wut u did thar.

The Rogue Tomato on December 13, 2011 at 9:34 AM

All this does is add fuel to the OWSer fire. They have just received another big name backing.

bloggless on December 13, 2011 at 9:34 AM

In other news the BBC kinda admits to faking their Polar bear pics to manipulate the public.

workingclass artist on December 13, 2011 at 9:35 AM

God Bless our friends to the North.

hawkman on December 13, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Top tax rate in Canada: 29%
Top tax rate in America: 35% and soon to be 39.6%

The Canadian version of SS tax rate is 9.8% with a cap of $4,600
Social Security tax in America: 12.4% with a cap of $13,600

There is no Medicare tax in Canada
Medicare tax in America: 2.9% of earnings with no cap

And in Canada the govt allows oil to be extracted. In America, the govt has virtually shut down all oil and natural gas drilling and exploration.

Canada’s deficit is running at about $25B a year which would be the equivalent of $250B in the US. Compare that with the $1.5T Obama deficit this year.

Second, third, fourth and fifth look at Canada???

angryed on December 13, 2011 at 9:36 AM

I blame Bush. Remember, the world was supposed to end when Bush declined to join. HA!

bluealice on December 13, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Proud to be an expat. Go Canada!

Bambi on December 13, 2011 at 9:36 AM

. . . . the US achieved a real decline in carbon emissions during the Bush administration while simultaneously growing the economy, while Europe created a false decline by repeatedly revising the baseline for its formula.
Not coincidentally, two of the reasons Canada has decided to abandon Kyoto is its futility and the desire in Canada to grow the economy . . . .

The sole purpose of the Kyoto Treaty is (was?) to disable the United States. Period.

Glad Canada wised up.

listens2glenn on December 13, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Lib tree huggers not happy

Heh

cmsinaz on December 13, 2011 at 9:38 AM

If you’re going to Canada, go to Alberta (Harper’s home province) or Saskatchewan, home of Small Dead Animals, one of the best conservative (by US standards, not even by Canada’s much softer standards). Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are all liberal wet dream cities.

either orr on December 13, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Canopfor very happy :)

cmsinaz on December 13, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Aw, cut it out. Your just making my vacations more expensive.

nimrod on December 13, 2011 at 9:41 AM

JohnGalt23 on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Take off, hoser.

listens2glenn on December 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM

I host lots of Canadians in my little short-term rental business here in Puerto Rico. Recently I asked several of them about the Kyoto treaty and whether Canada was really going to pull out.

1. (Toronto): “The what?”
2. (Upper Ontario): “The what treaty?”
3. (Prince Edward Island): “What? Never heard of it.”
4. (Quebec) “The which?”
5. (British Columbia) “Is that about trade with Japan? We do most of our importing through Washington.”
5. (Alberta): “I think I heard something about that.”
6. (Saskatchewan): “Kyoto? Where is that?”
7. (Toronto): “We better not! We want to cut our emissions.”

To us conservatives, the oil sands question is a burning issue because it touches on things close to our hearts, like freedom, the EPA, and government interference. But to Canadians outside of the oil provinces, few know or care. They are called provincial for a reason.

JoseQuinones on December 13, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Americas’ Hat manages to get something right.

Bishop on December 13, 2011 at 9:44 AM

2nd look at Canada?

Tim Zank on December 13, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Can’t see them through the smog.
/

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 9:44 AM

There are a good deal of Canadian oil companies down here in Tx. The money is too good drilling for oil to just walk away because some hippie thinks i.c.e.s are suffocating polar bears.

JAGonzo on December 13, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Hey, a round of Molson and Frech toast for everyone in Canada, on me, eh?

JohnGalt23 on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

A shot of Screech and seal flipper pie?

katy the mean old lady on December 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Lib tree huggers not happy

Heh

cmsinaz on December 13, 2011 at 9:38 AM

get it right! Tree Hugging Bunny Humpers!

upinak on December 13, 2011 at 9:47 AM

I had a flash thought of an escape to Canada fantasy and then I remembered that they put Mark Steyn on trial for words.

myrenovations on December 13, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Isn’t that the truth. The libs did a number on that country. Lots of restoration yet to do.

petefrt on December 13, 2011 at 9:47 AM

I wouldn’t make too big a deal out of Canada pulling out of Kyoto. One of the reasons they have done it is because the US and China aren’t formally part of Kyoto, so they feel that it is meaningless if two of the biggest CO2 “polluters” are part of the Protocol.

William Teach on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

And it seems the people who are formally a part of Kyoto are not real proficient at implementing it. By the way, how do I sign up for one of the never ending caviar committees these programs seem to engender? Long after AGW is forgotten they will still be having taxpayer funded meetings trying to decide what to do about it.

The audacity of dopes.

skeneogden on December 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Canadian Environment Minister:

“the cost of meeting Canada’s obligations under Kyoto would cost $13.6bn (10.3bn euros; £8.7bn): “That’s $1,600 from every Canadian family – that’s the Kyoto cost to Canadians, that was the legacy of an incompetent Liberal government”.

Reaganite Republican on December 13, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Oh noes!! It’s the end of hockey as we know it. The rinks are gonna melt.

BR549 on December 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Canadian Bacon is good. besides that not much else

gerrym51 on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Their whiskey is pretty good, too. And Tim Hortons. Also, people in the Northern region know how to have a real breakfast.
Hell, it’s easier to get a real gun than an airsoft gun in Canada.
Maybe it’s not all that bad…

Grindstone on December 13, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Yesterday we also made it illegal to take the Citizenship Oath while wearing a hijab.

Great video explanation here:

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/ezra-levant-ad-jason-kenney-new-veil-ban-citizenship-courts-canada-dec-12-2011

ConservativeTalkRadio on December 13, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Canada pulls out of Kyoto treaty

I blame Bush. Or am I supposed to question the timing? I get so confused.

Physics Geek on December 13, 2011 at 9:56 AM

This proud Canadian is loving how our current government continues to do things that piss off progressives:

1) Abolishing the long gun registry
2) Abolishing the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly
3) And now dropping out of Kyoto

It’s a lot of fun being a Conservative on Twitter right now.

Catoclysmos on December 13, 2011 at 9:59 AM

…because the US and China aren’t formally part of Kyoto, so they feel that it is meaningless if two of the biggest CO2 “polluters” are part of the Protocol.
William Teach on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Prove that US is one of the biggest polluters, please.
Or should there be a sarc tag, and I need more coffee ?

pambi on December 13, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Deniers!!1111!!!

CorporatePiggy on December 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM

And it’s also nice to see the direction Canada is going now that the resource-driven Western Provinces are running more of the show.

Catoclysmos on December 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Kudos to Canada!

“To meet the targets under Kyoto for 2012 would be the equivalent of either removing every car, truck, ATV, tractor, ambulance, police car and vehicle of every kind from Canadian roads or closing down the entire farming and agriculture sector and cutting heat to every home, office, hospital, factory and building in Canada,” Kent said.

One of the best summaries I’ve read about the folly of limiting CO2 emissions.

Meanwhile, Obama, via Lisa Jackson’s EPA, is singlehandedly crippling the American power-generation and oil-refining industries with draconian “rules” on CO2 emissions, where compliance would cost trillions for no beneficial effects. For now, the industry is sitting on the sidelines, doing nothing, hoping that a new President will rescind the rules in 2013, but if Obama is re-elected, and permits come up for renewal, expect massive shutdowns and blackouts and fuel shortages within a few years.

But Good News!!! The weather will be 0.01 degree cooler than it “would have” been!!! Ain’t that great?

Steve Z on December 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Canadian Bacon is good. besides that not much else
gerrym51 on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

poutine
maple syrup
hockey

In other news, now immigrants have to show their face during the Canadian Citizenship ceremony – no more burkas. (ridiculous that you have to make a law explicitly stating this).

Go Harper

PointyHairedBoss on December 13, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Wait, aren’t millions of drowned, starved polar bears washing up on whatever the Canadian word is for their shores? I assume they’ve had to withdraw from the treaty just in order to cremate all those bodies. Curse you, AGW! Curse you!

JeremiahJohnson on December 13, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Change you can believe in.

Marxism is for dummies on December 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Could Canada kindly pass the testicletosterone to our current administration for use in a lot of situations?

Art on December 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM

This on the day that hurricane predictors admit they can’t predict hurricanes.

BR549 on December 13, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Meanwhile, my wife is here in the delivery room waiting on this young man to enter the world.

yankeegohome on December 13, 2011 at 10:12 AM

I thought it was liberals and Hollywood types who sang the praises of Canada and threatened to move there when they didn’t like the political party of the day.

Interesting!

CorporatePiggy on December 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Good for Canada. We need to also bail on all the GW scams being forced upon us. Follow the money.

bsinc1962 on December 13, 2011 at 10:16 AM

“To meet the targets under Kyoto for 2012 would be the equivalent of either removing every car, truck, ATV, tractor, ambulance, police car and vehicle of every kind from Canadian roads or closing down the entire farming and agriculture sector and cutting heat to every home, office, hospital, factory and building in Canada,” Kent said.

Well, Kent almost gets it. Its not “the equivalent of”. Doing all of those things he listed is the actual goal.

BobMbx on December 13, 2011 at 10:16 AM

D’oh! or should that be “D’eh?”

princetrumpet on December 13, 2011 at 10:17 AM

The last thing I want is for Canada to become more competitive in the energy sector. But then again, maybe this becomes a wake up call to the politicians, and they will approve the Keystone pipeline and relax EPA regulations.

Politiceaux on December 13, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Harper won a majority government this spring beating Micheal Ignatieff (Harvard prof and good buddy of Susan Powers)like a red headed stepchild.

Even as a minority leader he had Canada punching well above it’s weight internationally in Afganistan, support for Israel and G8 financial agreements.

Since winning the majority his government has tabled legislation (in Canada and indeed all parlimentary systems “tabled” means, brought to the floor for a vote, the exact opposite of it’s meaning in the US senate & congress) to balance the budget, remove government funding of hostile NGO’s and cancel the punitive federal “Human Rights” laws under which both Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant were prosecuted.

Just yesterday Canada (as well as bouncing Kyoto), had immigration minister Jason Kenny ban face coverings during citizenship ceremonies.

Second look at Canada indeed.

As well as oil sands in the west and shale gas in the east, we have the worlds largest proven reserves of potash, nickel and uranium. We also control more than 60% of the worlds fresh water. (Hello southwestern United States).

Kyoto can kiss our ass, the 21st century is Canada’s century and we’ed love to have the can do entrepreneurial spirit of the exceptional US come along for the ride just as soon as you get rid of that big government idiot in the oval office.

bongo on December 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Great News

redguy on December 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM

My bad Upinak

:)

cmsinaz on December 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Awesome, there might actually be a place on this continent to move after the Occucrats finish wrecking the Republic.

Western_Civ on December 13, 2011 at 10:25 AM

After the farce was exposed so brutally in Climategate, the dominoes should start falling quickly.

RSbrewer on December 13, 2011 at 10:28 AM

If they get rid of gun control its only a sixty mile swim from my back yard. But id probability take a boat.

angrymike on December 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Canadian Bacon is good. besides that not much else

gerrym51 on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Relax besides the 50lbs of Canadian bacon my mother also brought 10 packages of Crumpets,6 doz. butter tarts and 10 containers of homemade perogies in butter and onions from one of the local Ukranian churches on her last visit.

heshtesh on December 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Sanity may yet rein again!

rightoption on December 13, 2011 at 10:35 AM

The Climate Change Scaremongering has served it’s purpose …

It was meant to help bring about the downfall of Western Civiliation and it has certainly contributed to that.

Mission Accomplished.

No further need for it.

HondaV65 on December 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM

O Canada.

Leading from behind.

exliberal on December 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM

I think it is a very big deal if only for the symbolism. I have been waiting for over a decade for an actual retreat from the hysteria.

I think it was Pelosi who claimed “I am saving the world” with the passing of a bill to prevent oil sands petroleum from being imported.

burt on December 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Being a dual citizen, I exercised my perogative and packed up lock, stock and barrel, and moved to Canada just two weeks ago. (Obviously I’d been planning it for months…)

Not all for political reasons, but they were definitely a factor. I’m very dissappointed in the US electorate, and the demographics continue to go farther in the wrong direction which is very disheartening.

contrarian on December 13, 2011 at 10:47 AM

And Canada is going to lower the corporate tax rate in 2012 to 15% – creating more jobs – while our boobs in Congress are quite happy with our 35% rate. What a sorry mess the Dems are making of this country!

Bob in VA on December 13, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I will be moving to Alberta from BC next Spring, the local newspaper in Calgary has 47 pages of Jobs, of the 2 job websites I looked at, one has 16,000 job listings and the other one 4,700 job listings…unreal….eh.

royzer on December 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM

…as of 3 weeks ago

royzer on December 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM

I still can’t believe all the global warming drama over nothing that transpired in Durban over the weekend while many of us were fast asleep, snuggled under blankets to ward off the annual global cooling known as winter in northern climes.

Kyoto is such a joke, so good move, Canada, good start. Now there’s this other issue of free speech suppression up there in the Great White North that needs to be addressed …

stukinIL4now on December 13, 2011 at 10:53 AM

heshtesh on December 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM

She brought that into the USA ?
How’d she get that past customs ??
My friend was forced to eat her bologna sandwich lunch on the CA side of the bridge, or they’d confiscate it from her, before she could cross into the USA !!
Wild.

pambi on December 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM

So as countries begin pulling out of the accord and seeing its foolishness, this has to mean we are about to sign on, no? #biggovernment

jaywalker72 on December 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM

In the 1970′s/early 80′s we had

Canada = Trudeau, you had carter but then USA = Reagan

Now

Canada = Harper and USA= Obama (OMG!!) , also known as the Zero(TM. What were you thinking in 2008, wow, what a mistake…

It’s nice to see Canada act as a grownup for the last 6 years (and for the next 4), but it WOULD be nice, if the USA got rid of that left-wing Prez soon.

man, this is like the Reverse earth, or the alternate Star Trek Dimension of evil Kirk, you get the picture….

In Other news, here’s a question..
Do you think the Zero will Veto the Keystone XL the Republicans are putting in the payroll tax cut ?

take care all
JMG

Gauthijm on December 13, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Hey, a round of Molson and Fre[n]ch toast for everyone in Canada, on me, eh?

JohnGalt23 on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

..No way, hoser! Beauty, eh?

The War Planner on December 13, 2011 at 11:03 AM

whoa! where’s davedrywall to offer some his really insightful insight?

St Gaudens on December 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM

I had a flash thought of an escape to Canada fantasy and then I remembered that they put Mark Steyn on trial for words.

The Conservative government is also getting rid of Section 13 of the federal Human Rights Act. This should make it easier to go after similar provincial ones.

andycanuck on December 13, 2011 at 11:06 AM

The AGW hoax has fallen apart and Canada’s move is a major acknowledgment of that fact that will have huge repercussions. Canada has the world’s tenth largest economy and is the U.S.’s largest trading partner, which means it will translate into even less public support for this nonsense here and abroad.

The only reason this scam stays on life support is that a lot of stolen power and money will disappear when it finally dies and only a few crackpots will be trying to resuscitate it. There are many people whose phony baloney jobs and organizations depend on this fraud, not to mention the huge bureaucracies, tax regimes and infrastructure that has been created to further it. They will not go away quietly, but they will go away.

Twenty years from now it will be nearly impossible to find someone who will admit they supported this stupidity, just as the Soviet apologists melted away twenty years ago.

RadClown on December 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM

She brought that into the USA ?
How’d she get that past customs ??
My friend was forced to eat her bologna sandwich lunch on the CA side of the bridge, or they’d confiscate it from her, before she could cross into the USA !!
Wild.

pambi on December 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM

She declares it every time at the Windsor/Detroit crossing and it’s off she go’s.

heshtesh on December 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Canadian Bacon is good. besides that not much else
gerrym51 on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

And how could I forget:
Trailer Park Boys

PointyHairedBoss on December 13, 2011 at 11:12 AM

If you want to have some fun, go vote in the onlne Poll on the CBC’s website http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/12/question-of-the-day-498.html The support side is winning but a landslide victory will make enviromental heads go POP!

Oh yeah, Go Harper and thanks.

Brian Mallard on December 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM

The Conservative government is also getting rid of Section 13 of the federal Human Rights Act. This should make it easier to go after similar provincial ones.

andycanuck on December 13, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Thank God!!……..do you think this meens that when Muslim extremist scream for Sharia law other Canadian citizens can voice a dissenting opinion? i’ve been harping on my family about this for a few years now.

heshtesh on December 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM

A western country acting in the interest of its own citizens?

Well that’s just icky.

NoDonkey on December 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM

While this is happening here.

CAFE claims the Ford Ranger.

BR549 on December 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM

heshtesh on December 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM

WOW ! Mandy declared her lunch @ the Blue Water Bridges (Sarnia/Port Huron), and once they realized she had food, it was NOPE !! Agent musta been having a bad day, eh?
Since her mom lives in PH, it would be rather inconvenient to cross @ Windsor just to bring her lunch next time, tho .. LOL.

pambi on December 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM

SECOND LOOK AT CANADA!

Buy Danish on December 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Hasn’t it been proven already that the only way humanity can ever produce a measurable difference in the earth’s temperature is by eradicating themselves completely?

NapaConservative on December 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Canucks Chuck Climate Canard

Now that’s a headline! It’s nice that they’ve finally come around.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on December 13, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Very telling that Obama, the state-run media, and Washington envirokooks in general completely ignored the AGW kookfest in Durban this year, after having the “A” team flown in force to Copenhagen 2 years ago with phenomenal fanfare and press.

The global warming fad is over, and they know it.

tech_sass on December 13, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Good for Canada. We need to also bail on all the GW scams being forced upon us. Follow the money.

bsinc1962 on December 13, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Would those be the Global Warming scams, or more of the G.W. Bush scams? I am so used to Bush 43 being blamed for everything, why not include all the environmental issues of the last 30 years.

Freed0m28 on December 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM

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