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Government Policy on Climate Change

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Statement made on 03 June 2009 by Senator Grant Mitchell

Hon. Grant Mitchell:

Honourable senators, waiting and seeing is probably the kindest description that I can think of for this government's climate change policy. It is profoundly frustrating and probably more accurate that this government does not have a policy and has done absolutely nothing.

About the time they reach their self-imposed deadline for an announcement, they extend it, as they did with the deadline for the regulations for capping emissions.

Nowhere is it more evident that Canada is falling behind, that Canadians can see that Canada is falling behind, than on the question of alternative energy production. Can the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us why her government cannot come up with a target for renewable energy production like that in the U.S. of 25 per cent for all energy production for 2025? How difficult would that target be?

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