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Shades of green

Posted by Hannah / April 27, 2006

UN earth.jpg If this past week were a colour it would be green. Not just any one hue but a whole range, from the brightest most optimistic yellowy-green, to the dark murky green at the bottom of the refrigerator vegetable bin. Scores of folks turned up to Parc Jeanne Mance on Saturday to protest the Quebec liberal government's plan to sell off a chunk of Mount Orford Provincial Park. Saturday was also Earth Day. Did you know that? Probably not. It was pretty quiet on the information superhighway. Not that there wasn't information out there. Web traffic reveals everything. Sometimes even when you do build it they don't come.

But skip through the weekend and begin this week in a murkier colour, when environment Minister Rona Ambrose said the Conservative government was looking for alternatives to Kyoto and was strongly favouring the so-called AP6--the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development. Rather than setting targets to reduce emissions, this pact emphasizes the development of new techologies that will reduce emissions. True, the outcomes are similar, but the timing is, oh, just a touch different.

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J Mac / April 28, 2006 at 12:36 pm
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But cmon, the Conservatives are environmental heros, so the AP6 thing must be a good idea! Brian Mulroney is the greenest PM in history, remember? They even gave him an award. Also, his son is the greatest thing about Canadian TV.

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