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Layton promises one-quarter cut in greenhouse gas emissions
CBC (Canada) ^ | Dec 6, 2005

Posted on 12/06/2005 4:47:12 PM PST by proud_yank

NDP Leader Jack Layton is promising to cut greenhouse gas emissions by one-quarter over the next 15 years as part of his plan for the environment introduced Tuesday.

Layton slammed the Liberals' environmental record while speaking to reporters outside an international climate change conference in Montreal.

"It is a disgrace that our emissions, after we have been promised by Mr. Martin that they would be reduced by 20 per cent, are up by 24 per cent – worst in the developed world," Layton said while campaigning for the Jan. 23 election.

Layton's plan includes the creation of a new clean water act that would set national standards for drinking water; an act to force polluters to clean up, and a new clean air act.

He also proposed a $10-billion plan to retro-fit hundreds of thousands of homes with more energy-efficient technology.

But the leader refused to put a price on his plan to address greenhouse gas emissions.

"We can't be precise about the cost for the next 20 or 15 years. That's a bit too long a time frame."


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canada; canadaelection; globalwarming; greenhousegas; layton; ndp
But the leader refused to put a price on his plan to address greenhouse gas emissions.

"We can't be precise about the cost for the next 20 or 15 years. That's a bit too long a time frame."


Funny wording there to say the least! Would he 'refuse' to put a price on his plan because it would throw the entire Canadian economy into the trash???

Also, I thought that Stefane Dion vowed a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions?
1 posted on 12/06/2005 4:47:13 PM PST by proud_yank
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To: proud_yank

Liberals do better in promising sweeping reforms than in worrying about the costs or side affects if those reforms are implemented. It's all about the lofty goal, and not whether it's practical or even detrimental.


2 posted on 12/06/2005 4:52:16 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: proud_yank
It is a disgrace that our emissions, after we have been promised by Mr. Martin that they would be reduced by 20 per cent, are up by 24 per cent

Well good luck at all that, your economy would have to be driven to 3rd world levels to get a reduction by that much. Glad this bozo isn't an American politician, though some of ours are just as bad.

3 posted on 12/06/2005 4:55:54 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: fanfan; GMMAC; Canadian Outrage
I had to post this one, This guy is an absolute nut. He reminds me of Homer Simpson when he ran and was elected for city sanitation commissioner of Springfield. His entire campaign was titled: "Can't someone else do it?!" (i.e. the govt should clean out your trash can, scoop kitty litter, blow your nose, etc)

He was elected, and blew an entire year's budget in a month ordering 'Amphibious garbage trucks'. So many parallels! The Simpsons is a pretty good parody on liberalism.


4 posted on 12/06/2005 4:56:25 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: proud_yank
"...over the next 15 years..."

Fifteen years from now Layton won't even remember ever promising this crap. Politicians are full of it.

5 posted on 12/06/2005 5:00:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's no coincidence that the Democrat mascot is a jackass.)
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To: proud_yank

If they institutionalize homosexuality, outlaw heterosexuality, kick out the Christians, they might be able to reduce their emissions by about 75%.

Of course their population would be reduced to a fraction of what it is now, but Canada would be one of the cleanest, emptiest countries in the world.


6 posted on 12/06/2005 5:01:06 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: proud_yank

If he just limited his speaking engagements some, Canada's greenhouse emissions could easily be reduced by 25%.


7 posted on 12/06/2005 5:02:10 PM PST by p. henry
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"NDP Leader Jack Layton is promising..."

That says enough.
8 posted on 12/06/2005 5:07:19 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: proud_yank

LOL!! That's good, really good. Martin and Layton are out there bloviating to the 10th degree. Harper is an economist. His promises will be a lot more well, conservative!!


9 posted on 12/06/2005 5:34:23 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canadians NEED to SEPARATE from the rest of Canada because we are the ONLY Conservati)
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To: proud_yank; GMMAC; Snowyman; snidely whiplash III; Do not dub me shapka broham; All
LOL!

Two words for Mr. I-don't-know-Jack Layton.


How?

*snicker*

Gonna stop talking?

ROFLOL!~!!

10 posted on 12/06/2005 5:38:39 PM PST by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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