From The ongoing climate negotiations in Warsaw Poland:
Canada has dropped any remaining pretences of supporting global action on climate change by urging other countries to follow Australia’s example in gutting its climate plan.
In a formal statement, the Canadian government said it “applauds” the move by Australia this week to repeal a carbon tax on the country’s 300 biggest polluters.
“Canada applauds the decision by prime minister Abbott to introduce legislation to repeal Australia’s carbon tax. The Australian prime minister’s decision will be noticed around the world and sends an important message,” the formal statement from Paul Calandra, parliamentary secretary to Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, said.
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Hi Dan. You should check out the latest Climate Change Performance Index just released by Germanwatch. Of the 58 industrialized nations evaluated, Canada came an impressive 58th. Dead last. Tony Abbott’s Australia had to settle for a paltry 57th.
Not sure if you’re aware of it but Canada joined hands with Australia at the recent Commonwealth conference to reject demands from the little countries for a Green action fund.
Sadly I am aware of this.