Saturday, November 18, 2006

Harper Treats Us Like Idiots

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is touring Canada promoting his new book on Climate Change.

And what does he think of Canada's Clean Air Act?

"Oh!" he says, his disgust clear in that single syllable. "It seems, to a complete outsider, to be a misreading of the national mood. That bill was treating people like idiots, both lumping together local pollution with carbon dioxide pollution, and talking about the intensity of carbon emissions. It's almost like putting up a sign saying 'I think the people of this nation are suckers." The Harper government, he says, is becoming an international embarrassment because of its environmental policies.



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