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Friday, February 09, 2007

Buzz - Stephen Harper's new best friend?

Some nice quotes from Buzz Hardgrove in today's National Post, discussing the impending passage of Bill C-288, the Private Members bill from the Liberals, the "Kyoto Implementation Bill".

Basically, he's saying the same thing that the Tories have been saying for the last few months... the original Kyoto timelines are unachievable, and our economy would be crippled were we to attempt to meet them. Could you have ever imagined hearing Buzz Hardgrove agree with Mr. Harper?

From the Post:
Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Autoworkers Workers, does not expect any government to try to implement Kyoto according to current deadlines.

"It would be devastating for the whole community, anybody that signed on," he said. "It's not even a remote possibility. No prime minister in any one of the parties in the House of Commons is going to bring in any kind of regulation that says we have to do that. It would be suicidal for our economy.

"If somebody were to come out tomorrow and say you have to reach the objective that was laid out initially immediately you'd almost have to shut down every major industry in the country from oil and gas to the airlines to the auto industry and that just doesn't make sense."

Mr. Hargrove advocates a revision of Kyoto deadlines.

"We have to find an intelligent way to walk lock-step with the international community and I think Kyoto is the basis for doing that, the timelines obviously have to be adjusted to meet the new reality, but I think in principle and in theory that is the only way to go," he said.
All we need to do now is set up a photo op with Buzz putting a CAW jacket onto Mr. Harper!

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  • At Fri. Feb. 09, 11:08:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Brian Lemon said…

    Why did Buzz move to the Libs? Because the CAW members dont have much in common with the NDP anymore.
    CAW members are in the top quartile of income earners (maybe top 10%)
    Reminds be of Charles Barclay - when his Mom found out he was a Republican she said they were for rich people. He replied that "Momma, we're rich people"

  • At Fri. Feb. 09, 01:58:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Dave said…

    I don't know. Usually the team that gets Buzz on side sinks like a stone. We should re-gift this pronto.

  • At Fri. Feb. 09, 03:10:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    Usually the team that gets Buzz on side sinks like a stone. We should re-gift this pronto.

    Fortunately, Buzz is not an MP looking to join another political party. I don't think we'll have to worry about our PM campaigning with him.


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