Yes, Canada has won another Fossil of the Day. In a media statement, Minister Peter Kent confirmed Canada's intention not to contribute new funding in Doha to help poorer countries cope with climate change, saying that Doha "isn't a pledging conference."
Montreal and Durban, December 12, 2011 - Equiterre reacts with indignation to the announcement by the Environment Minister that Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, making clear the federal government's disregard for the fight against climate change and lack of concern for those affected by its impacts at home and abroad.
Leaflets condemning Canada for negotiating in bad faith circulated yesterday in Durban, South Africa, marking the arrival of Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent at the UN climate talks underway until December 9.
Montreal, November 8, 2011 – Equiterre is unimpressed with federal Environment Minister Peter Kent's attempt to obscure the news that Canada will not participate in the second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol by announcing a $148 million investment in climate change adaptation.
Montreal, May 18, 2011 - Equiterre hopes that Environment Minister Peter Kent will do more to distinguish himself as he resumes his role as Environment Minister than he did when he was first assigned to the post in January.
Equiterre is always willing to give politicians a chance, but is forced to question whether the minister is simply a stooge for the Harper...