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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Harper's Kyoto Letter

So, the Liberals want to pull out an old CA fundrasing letter that was signed by Mr. Harper, regarding Kyoto. All right then... BRING IT ON. Let's take a good look at that letter and see what it says...
Dear Friend,

We’re on a roll, folks!

The Canadian Alliance is once again setting the agenda in the House of Commons. Look at what happened in less than two months since Parliament reopened:

- We bagged another Liberal cabinet minister when we drove the hapless Lawrence MacAulay to resign for violating the ethics guidelines. (Funny they'd pull this letter out... you'd think that they'd rather the media and the Canadian people FORGET their deplorable record when it comes to ethics!!!)

- We broke Jean Chretien’s chokehold on the House of Commons by getting the election of committee chairs and votes on all private members’ bills.

- We finally (!) got the Liberals to agree to set up a national registry for sex offenders. (oh yea, I forgot... the Liberals were opposed to that... guess they didn't want Canadians to remember that one either...)

But we can’t just relax and declare victory. We’re gearing up for the biggest struggle our party has faced since you entrusted me with the leadership. I’m talking about the “battle of Kyoto” - our campaign to block the job-killing, economy-destroying Kyoto Accord.

It would take more than one letter to explain what’s wrong with Kyoto, but here are a few facts about this so-called “Accord”:

- It’s based on tentative and contradictory scientific evidence about climate trends.
(this is one of the only two portions the Liberals seem to want to point out. But if you'll notice, it does not talk about denying climate change, it talks about the contradicting views on climate trends... is this a natural phenomonon, or are we directly contributing to it? OF COURSE our climate is changing... it's been "changing" for thousands of years! Little Ice Age, Medival Warm Period, etc. There are also differing views on what is causing it, and what the overall implications will be for our planet. There is nothing controversial here in this statement!)

- It focuses on carbon dioxide, which is essential to life, rather than upon pollutants. (TRUE... meanwhile, our Clean Air Act seeks to address BOTH... though the timelines COULD use some improvement)

- Canada is the only country in the world required to make significant cuts in emissions. Third World countries are exempt, the Europeans get credit for shutting down inefficient Soviet-era industries, and no country in the Western hemisphere except Canada is signing. (did you know that? Bet you didn't... Canada is the one country that will BY FAR get screwed the most by Kyoto)

- Implementing Kyoto will cripple the oil and gas industry, which is essential to the economies of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. (yep... interesting, Ontario and Quebec won't be bothered whatsoever... no wonder this is a big issue for the urban big-city Liberals...)

- As the effects trickle through other industries, workers and consumers everywhere in Canada will lose. THERE ARE NO CANADIAN WINNERS UNDER THE KYOTO ACCORD.

- The only winners will be countries such as Russia, India, and China, from which Canada will have to buy “emissions credits.” Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.
(also true... funny that the Liberals only want to quote the second half of this point. This, however, is the MAIN POINT that I have been trying to make people aware of for some time now. Canada CANNOT afford to spend a red cent to buy credits. To all Kyoto supporters, it's time to be honest with Canadians... tell them how much of your plan involves either sending our tax dollars abroad, or what segments of our economy you plan on gutting in order to keep our "commitments")

- On top of all this, Kyoto will not even reduce greenhouse gases. By encouraging transfer of industrial production to Third World countries where emissions standards are more relaxed, it will almost certainly increase emissions on a global scale. (BINGO... Kyoto is a Canada crippling scam... why won't the media start asking THESE questions? What will the effects be of shutting down the oil industry, which is the main thing keeping our economy afloat? How much are they planning on spending, if anything, to buy international carbon credits? When will Canada have a REAL DEBATE on the IMPLICATIONS of Kyoto?)
If the Liberals want to try and pull this letter out, then let them bring it on... let's get the whole thing out there, not just the little Liberal friendly quotes, and let Canadians decide who is the best person to deal with the issues at hand.

Any person who looks at ALL the issues rationally will surely decide that the man in charge RIGHT NOW is the best man for the job... someone who will look out for Canada's best interests as a whole.

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  • At Thu. Feb. 01, 07:12:00 p.m. EST, Blogger vicki said…

    Great stuff in that 'letter' and the media is 'exposing it'...Good!
    It is about time Canadians took some responsibility and learned more about what is happenning...too many are disinterested and the media and Libs will use that ingorance.This letter should be widely circulated.And the neat thing ...Harper has stuck with the same story and doesn't have backpeddle.

  • At Fri. Feb. 02, 03:13:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Peter Thurley said…

    I'm looking at this letter right now, and, after having looked at all the issues rationally, I can only conclude that Mr. Harper is the wrong man for the job.

    It's funny how 'rationally' is the word upon which your last paragraph turns - what do you mean, exactly, by 'rationally'? And how, if your claim is true, someone who thinks that Mr. Harper is the wrong man for the job supposed to maintain her rationality? Especially in light of the reports coming out of Paris this morning that suggest that man-made Climate Change has now gone past the point of no return?

  • At Fri. Feb. 02, 03:57:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Well, the paper has issues already, as it states that global warming has caused more hurricanes... when hurricane experts say that COOLER weather would cause more hurricanes, not warmer temps. (interesting that Mr. Landsea resigned from an IPCC committee because of what he saw as a "politicization" of its work)

    Plus, having just had one of the QUIETEST SEASONS ON RECORD here in the Americas, you'd think they wouldn't try to use that as a proof of global warming.

    Again, I don't disagree that things are getting warmer... I do disagree in that I still believe that this is in actuallity a normal process of our planet.

    I guess it will take falling temps due to this new period of solar inactivity to prove me right or wrong. We'll know within about 5-10 years.


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