Don't worry, be happy. The Harper government knows all about climate change and it's got that one covered according to Steve's Envirostooge Peter Kent.
Kent was reacting to a government report warning that climate change could cost Canadians 43-billion loonies a year by 2050 if our exalted Ruler doesn't pull his fundamentalist thumb out of his pudgy ass. Oh no, says Kent, pointing out that the government is committed, as in "in principle", to reducing Canada's greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by, oh say, maybe 2025 or somewhere thereabouts. Oh, don't worry, it's going to do something, sort of. Why it's even forking out $29-million a year right now to help Canadians adapt to climate change.
And besides, look at it as a stimulus package, a permanent stimulus package. The government will be covering at least some of that $43-billion a year, each and every year. Isn't that stimulus spending? But are the Tories serious? In case you have to ask, these two lines in the Montreal Gazette speak for themselves.
Kent has not yet introduced a plan to meet Ottawa's greenhouse gas emissions targets, let alone stop the growth of pollution.
Harper has said the government's focus remains on the economy and job creation.