Did a Tory MP's polar vortex just thaw out government climate skepticism?
Did a Tory MP's polar vortex just thaw out government climate skepticism?
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Did a Tory MP’s polar vortex just thaw out government climate skepticism?

Dear Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Your caucus colleague, Conservative MP Peter Braid, says extreme weather episodes in Canada are linked to man-made climate change. Appearing on CBC’s Power and Politics on Monday, the parliamentary secretary for infrastructure said so to Evan Solomon, who asked Braid whether your government believed climate change was real. Braid went […]

January 7, 2014

Dear Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq,

Your caucus colleague, Conservative MP Peter Braid, says extreme weather episodes in Canada are linked to man-made climate change.

Appearing on CBC’s Power and Politics on Monday, the parliamentary secretary for infrastructure said so to Evan Solomon, who asked Braid whether your government believed climate change was real.

Braid went way further in his response. “We are seeing the effects, the impacts of climate change,” Braid told Solomon.

“With climate change comes extreme weather events. We saw that through the floods in southern Alberta, we’re now seeing that with the ice storms in Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto, with the extreme cold across the country.”

In case you missed it, Minister, here’s the 40-second clip. We’re hoping this will help get rid of your doubts about climate change. 

 

 

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Is this what a pipeline consultation with First Nations looks like?
Is this what a pipeline consultation with First Nations looks like?

Is this what a pipeline consultation with First Nations looks like?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked up the importance of First Nations consultations at a Vancouver Board of Trade event on Monday, part of his government’s pipelines push. Before watching Harper spin his yarn, consider these five points about Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project, now in the hands of Harper’s cabinet after Enbridge received conditional approval […]

January 6, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked up the importance of First Nations consultations at a Vancouver Board of Trade event on Monday, part of his government’s pipelines push.

Before watching Harper spin his yarn, consider these five points about Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project, now in the hands of Harper’s cabinet after Enbridge received conditional approval last month from a National Energy Board Joint Review Panel.