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Canada officially becomes first country to withdraw from Kyoto agreement
Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 14/12 | Jessica Hume

Posted on 12/15/2012 6:48:00 AM PST by Dartman

OTTAWA — Canada has officially withdrawn from the Kyoto climate agreement.

The death notice comes years after the Stephen Harper government made clear it rejected the terms that were negotiated by the Jean Chretien government in 1997.

According to the agreement, Canada would reduce its greenhouse gases 6% below 1990 levels by 2012.

Environment Minister Peter Kent pointed to the fact the United States and China - the two largest carbon emitters - never signed on as reason to abandon the agreement. And one year ago Canada officially announced its repudiation of it, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May - an environmentalist and fiscal conservative - called it a "day of shame".

"Harper's Conservatives present us with a fake contradiction between environmental protection and a healthy economy," May said in a statement.

Tory MP Rob Anders called Kyoto a "tremendous waste of resources."

"The fact we were the first country to pull out gives us credibility; we were the first to say, 'the emperor wears no clothes,'" Anders said Friday.

Liberal MP Stephane Dion, a main player in Canada becoming a signatory, called it a sad day.

"Of course Kyoto was not enough. But even though, it was the beginning of something more compelling for the next phase."

Dion was so in support of the agreement he named his dog Kyoto.

"I'm sad to say the dog is in better shape than the agreement it was named after."


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
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Yes, we never should have signed onto it in the first place, but Canada had a dark period earlier during the Chretien Liberal years. At least we're trying to undo that mess. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
1 posted on 12/15/2012 6:48:04 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Squawk 8888

ping


2 posted on 12/15/2012 6:51:16 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

“The fact we were the first country to pull out gives us credibility; we were the first to say, ‘the emperor wears no clothes,’” Anders said Friday.

That’s going to leave a mark.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 6:52:53 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: Dartman; fanfan

Round of applause for Canada. Nothing like a few far-north winters to cause the mental lights to come on, eh?


4 posted on 12/15/2012 6:56:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm a nightmare, not a dream.)
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To: Dartman
Better late than never. Congratulations on seeing the light.
5 posted on 12/15/2012 7:01:53 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dartman

Nice to see some good news today. Canada is looking better and better.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 7:04:52 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Dartman

7 posted on 12/15/2012 7:04:52 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Dartman

Canada, you were right, you guys DID win the war of 1812. So the State of Michigan rightfully belongs to you.

Yes, you dont have to take Detroit.

Oh yeah, God Save the Queen, and all that...


8 posted on 12/15/2012 7:05:37 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Dartman

Kind of makes a person want to move to Canada?


9 posted on 12/15/2012 7:10:16 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: VanDeKoik

“So the State of Michigan rightfully belongs to you.”

Umm ...can we pick a different State?


10 posted on 12/15/2012 7:11:22 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman
[Former] Liberal MP Stephane Dion, a main player in Canada becoming a signatory, called it a sad day. "Of course Kyoto was not enough. But even though, it was the beginning of something more compelling for the next phase."


11 posted on 12/15/2012 7:13:45 AM PST by caveat emptor (Scripto ergo sum)
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To: Dartman

No, sorry. You managed to beat Detroit without firing a shot. You kinda win by default.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 7:17:44 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Dartman
here;s the kind of people behind this scam:

Elizabeth May: American born to a mother who was an antinuclear activist(SANE) and whose main achievement in life was running a restaurant in an old fishing schooner, until it was demolished to make room for a highway. No scientific education at all, mere lawyer and environmental idiot enthusiast. Lots of money apparently because father was a muckymuck in the health insurance game.

Stephane Dion: Career politician, Quebecker separatist, and studied "sociologie" in gay Paree. Also no scientific education at all. Just a leftwing flunkie.

These are the kind of people who want to map out our energy future for us. Despicable arrogance mixed with incompetence. Not to pick on Canada though. The US has the same level of intellectual slummers (eg, "millions of degrees" Algore) telling us what we should do as well.

13 posted on 12/15/2012 7:17:54 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dartman
Here's the kind of people behind this scam:

Elizabeth May: American born to a mother who was an antinuclear activist(SANE) and whose main achievement in life was running a restaurant in an old fishing schooner, until it was demolished to make room for a highway. No scientific education at all, mere lawyer and environmental idiot enthusiast. Lots of money apparently because father was a muckymuck in the health insurance game.

Stephane Dion: Career politician, Quebecker separatist, and studied "sociologie" in gay Paree. Also no scientific education at all. Just a leftwing flunkie.

These are the kind of people who want to map out our energy future for us. Despicable arrogance mixed with incompetence. Not to pick on Canada though. The US has the same level of intellectual slummers (eg, "millions of degrees" Algore) telling us what we should do as well.

14 posted on 12/15/2012 7:18:35 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dartman

Sincere congrats, Canada!


15 posted on 12/15/2012 7:19:39 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: marktwain
Canada is looking better and better.

Yes, I was thinking the exact same thing.

16 posted on 12/15/2012 7:26:35 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Dartman

Can we trade a few states for Alberta? To sweeten the deal, I’d toss in California .... wait a minute. That’s like BC, eh?


17 posted on 12/15/2012 7:37:16 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Dartman

So I guess they’ll have to make all the mounties into toxic waste disposal crews. /massive sarc


18 posted on 12/15/2012 7:41:10 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Dartman
Very smart move.If I didn't enjoy Florida so much in winter,and like our superior (for the moment) health care system so much,I'd renounce my US citizenship and seek "landed immigrant" status in Canada.

I've learned a powerful lesson about "Kyoto" that most Westerners don't understand.I've been to China,several times.Recently.During the many days I've spent there in the last few years the *clearest* day I've experienced was far,far worse...in terms of soot,smoke,smog,etc in the air...than the worst day I've ever seen in LA.If Canada,the US,Europe and Japan were to outlaw electricity,factories and the internal combustion engine tomorrow China would,within a month,place on line enough coal powered electric plants (they have lots of coal too) and open up enough filthy factories producing crap products to cancel out any improvement in air quality resulting from *our* new policies.

"Kyoto" is China and the rest of the Third World trying to drag the advanced nations of the world down to their abysmal level.

19 posted on 12/15/2012 7:53:43 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: llevrok
Nah, Alberta is our "little money maker". We will however, give you Quebec for ...on second thought, we'll just give you Quebec.
20 posted on 12/15/2012 7:57:09 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Poor algore!


21 posted on 12/15/2012 7:59:14 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: caveat emptor

Pull harder buddy ,you’re still breathing


22 posted on 12/15/2012 8:00:13 AM PST by molson209
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To: Dartman

Most of the fellas up at Possum Lodge approve of the move...except maybe for Harold.

23 posted on 12/15/2012 8:02:02 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: marktwain
Canadians now enjoy more freedom than Americans not to mention a better quality of life.
24 posted on 12/15/2012 8:02:22 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: llevrok

They are thinking way ahead. They see a country to their south in trouble and may invite a few of it’s states to become part of their country someday. Will the first invite go to say....North Dakota.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 8:03:07 AM PST by taterjay
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To: Dartman
Yes, we never should have signed onto it in the first place

Umm...we didn't:

Environment Minister Peter Kent pointed to the fact the United States and China - the two largest carbon emitters - never signed on as reason to abandon the agreement.

26 posted on 12/15/2012 8:05:52 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: VanDeKoik
Canada, you were right, you guys DID win the war of 1812. So the State of Michigan rightfully belongs to you.

I agree.But you underestimate the extent of their victory.Every state within 300 miles of the border (except the Dakotas and Alaska,we might need them) rightfully belongs to Canada.Spoils of war,after all.And as a special bonus prize they get to take California as well.

27 posted on 12/15/2012 8:08:12 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: paul51
Canadians now enjoy more freedom than Americans not to mention a better quality of life.

Better beer too.

28 posted on 12/15/2012 8:08:34 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Bernard Marx

“Umm...we didn’t:”

Umm ...we did. Canada, that is.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 8:12:25 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Gay State Conservative

Thanks for the pics. Brings a tear to my eye.


30 posted on 12/15/2012 8:15:15 AM PST by Dartman
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To: EEGator

Sorry, you were supposed to be included in my thanks for the pics. Don’t know what happened. :)


31 posted on 12/15/2012 8:17:55 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Canadian common sense.


32 posted on 12/15/2012 8:20:00 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Dartman
Thanks for the pics. Brings a tear to my eye.

It was only a year or so ago that I discovered Red Green.It's been on a nearby PBS station for some time but until recently I ignored it.Classic stuff...one of the best comedy shows,apart from several Britcoms,I've seen in years.Laugh In and Married With Children were the last US comedy shows that ever came close to Red Green.

33 posted on 12/15/2012 8:27:51 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Dartman

That’s quite alright. :)

Anytime I can post a picture of McKenzie brothers is a reward in itself.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Dartman; Grampa Dave; tubebender; Ernest_at_the_Beach; sergeantdave; NormsRevenge; BOBTHENAILER

Thank Goodness!!! Finally some GOOD NEWS from around the world!!! (and so close to home, too)


35 posted on 12/15/2012 8:39:12 AM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: Dartman; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Thanks for the ping, Dartman.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!


36 posted on 12/15/2012 8:42:29 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Bernard Marx; Dartman

When Dartman said “we” he was referring to Canada.

IIRC the USA did sign on but the Senate rejected it.


37 posted on 12/15/2012 8:50:21 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Dartman
we'll just give you Quebec.

Poutine?(Check)
Les Habitants? (check)
Stylish, women (check)
Parti Québécois (UNcheck)

38 posted on 12/15/2012 8:56:28 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Dartman

Canada is looking better and better these days...too bad its so darned cold.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 8:58:07 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: Dartman
Yes, we never should have signed onto it in the first place, but Canada had a dark period earlier during the Chretien Liberal years.

Harper is slowly but surely cleaning up the mess that was left behind. I find the timing to be quite interesting… check out the top posting on www.wattsupwiththat.com “IPCC AR5 draft leaked, contains game-changing admission of enhanced solar forcing – as well as a lack of warming to match model projections, and reversal on ‘extreme weather’”. Politicians who recognized AGW for the scam that it was still have been forced to tip toe around the issue since to not do so (when a huge percentage of the voters had bought into the scam) would still run the risk that the scammed were great enough in numbers to throw them out of office. I suspect that Harper took a look and figured that the timing was just perfect to set this right…the pendulum has swung and it’s getting harder and harder to find someone (other than Scuzzooki and the Gorecle) who remain on this sinking ship to defend the indefensible.

40 posted on 12/15/2012 9:00:09 AM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: SierraWasp
This is amazing and good news, when we consider that so many Canadians are so damn PC.

The Canadian ETF, EWC and the Norway ETF, NORW, might be safe havens while our left wing masters drive our economy off the cliff. Below is a 5 day chart showing how the markets are responding to our left wing masters, here and with possible safe havens, Canada and Norway.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 9:11:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: SierraWasp
This is amazing and good news, when we consider that so many Canadians are so damn PC.

The Canadian ETF, EWC and the Norway ETF, NORW, might be safe havens while our left wing masters drive our economy off the cliff. Below is a 5 day chart showing how the markets are responding to our left wing masters, here and with possible safe havens, Canada and Norway.


42 posted on 12/15/2012 9:15:38 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: ducttape45

Yes.


43 posted on 12/15/2012 9:23:33 AM PST by Broker ( America now a penal colony; slave or steward?)
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To: ducttape45

Yes.


44 posted on 12/15/2012 9:23:33 AM PST by Broker ( America now a penal colony; slave or steward?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

And Michigan should take back Toledo along with the rest of Ohio as interest. Yes I know Ohio fought a war with Michigan over Toledo and Ohio.........lost.


45 posted on 12/15/2012 9:33:39 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: FreedomNotSafety
And Michigan should take back Toledo along with the rest of Ohio as interest. Yes I know Ohio fought a war with Michigan over Toledo and Ohio.........lost.

Hey,c'mon.Toledo is Corporal Klinger's hometown.Any hometown of Max Klinger is OK in my book.

46 posted on 12/15/2012 9:43:34 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: llevrok; Dartman
Parti Québécois (UNcheck)

Last fall I took a drive up to Derby Line,VT...right on the Quebec border.There's a street there call Canusa St (as in "Canada" and "USA") which,for a short stretch,runs right on the Vermont/Quebec border.I walked along that stretch (on the Canadian side) and it was strange to know that the yellow line constituted the actual border.It was also strange to see several of the houses on the US side flying both US *and* Canadian flags.I guess they didn't want any trouble from either "side".

47 posted on 12/15/2012 9:51:50 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Squawk 8888

Good on ya, Canada.


48 posted on 12/15/2012 10:03:02 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The guy is holding the control panel off an Ampex VR1200 VTR.

(I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I know that.)


49 posted on 12/15/2012 10:30:48 AM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Dartman

Umm...I don’t track well before my first cup of coffee. Kudos to Canada.


50 posted on 12/15/2012 11:10:59 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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