Thursday, February 13, 2014
Canada Should Stall on Climate Change Deal - Jim Prentice
Former Harper cabinet minister, now CIBC veep, Jim Prentice thinks Canada should postpone negotiating a continental pact on climate change until after Barack Obama has left the White House.
Prentice, who is mentioned as a possible successor to the Prince of Darkness, obviously hopes the next American president may be even more carbon-friendly than the current office holder.
“Our opportunity to engage the U.S. will come,” said Prentice, who was a senior cabinet minister in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government until 2010. “When it does, we need to be ready. We need to work with the Americans to achieve an accord relating to climate change and the oil sands.”
With Canada's overall greenhouse gas emissions set to surge rather than fall by 2030, as recently admitted by the Harper government, Canada needs a decidedly carbon-friendly occupant in the White House to protect the Tar Sands. And, as Prentice said, we're looking for an accord "relating to climate change and the oil sands."