Friday, December 15, 2006
Stevie Stammers Over Environment
Stphen Harper wants parliament to let him keep governing so he can sort out the mess he's made of the Tory's environmental policy. Mr. "So-called Greenhouse Gases" himself has obviously heard he alarm bells ringing in his head that he's in serious trouble on this issue.
Harper is like Bush. He screws up and wants to start over again. His principles from last month go into the rotary file while he finds new principles on Ebay.
Here's his problem. Nothing is dearer to Stephen Harper than Alberta. His adopted home province, Alberta, is expected to soon edge out his original home province, Ontario, as Canada's main greenhouse gas emitter. Cracking down on GHG emissions means lowering the boom on Alberta and that means that province's bountiful tar sands.
Is Harper going to choose Canada over Alberta? What are the chances? If his government does last long enough to throw on a layer of green makeup, it'll probably be just a lot more shuckin' and jivin' replete with ambiguity and weasel words. He's been around long enough to show us that's the way he does things.
There are some serious political consequences to going green particularly when you head the party that's the natural home to global warming deniers. More time? No way.