Harper channels Suzuki

The Conservatives’ latest plan to fight climate change is a bizarre, pre-election ploy that will never be carried out

It’s as if David Suzuki suddenly found a way to exercise mind control over Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.

This in the wake of the Harper government’s bizarre announcement Friday that Canada will reduce its industrial greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, and may consider buying international carbon credits or offsets to do so.

  • Why is he bothering?

    This ploy is beneath him.

    • An election talking point is beneath no politician;)

      • What a weasel Harper is being.

        • FactsWillOut

          I think he had a stroke.

          • Or drunk.

          • FactsWillOut

            We’ll know in a couple days, see if he sobers up.

          • It is the long week-end.

            What happens on Sussex Drives, stays on Sussex Drive.

      • Alain

        True but a modicum of intelligence would tell them that the crowd to which they are trying to appeal would never ever vote for them no matter what.

  • FactsWillOut

    That puts Harper miles to the left of Trudeau.

    Abandon all hope, and enjoy the conflagration.

  • Jay Currie

    Dumb as a sack of hammers.

    It is not as if Canadians are crying out for “climate action”. And any reduction we make – ignoring what a waste of time CO2 reductions are scientifically – will be overwhelmed by a few weeks of China’s coal generation building.

    Stupid pandering to a non-existent public who would not vote for Harper in any case.

    • Minicapt

      The problem is with the ‘mandarins’ of Ottawa. It is apparent that we need to ‘terminate with extreme prejudice’ a sufficiently large number of them to induce better advice giving. And decertify the PIPSC.


  • DVult

    Global warming if there was such a thing would be good for Canada.

    • FactsWillOut

      Coconuts and coffee in southern Canada, and amber waves of grain all over the NWT,
      Of course, the greenies want less people, not more.

      • J. C.

        Then they should start with themselves…

    • Clink9

      Hey, that will put a serious dent in ski hills. Can you wait until I’m dead?

      • DVult

        Better to take up some summer sport like beach volleyball.

  • barryjr

    Harper is no different than any other politician, a lying mealy mouthed piece of shit that will say anything to get elected. The Canadian male version of Hilary.

  • Brett_McS

    Oops, further study has indicated we can’t afford that. Sorry!

  • Gary

    Harper is just projecting forward on Wynne ‘s destroying of Ontario to drive even more Industry out and make it easier for Companies to make the product in China to import or move more Japanese auto production to Mexico once Honda and Suzuki get their fill of the GREEN plan with 40% increases in Hydro .

    Won’t be long before people are either on Welfare or in Public sector Unions while a hand full of the wealthy move their money off shore like Paul Marin did.
    A couple a year back the Health Centre near me had a petition from the NDP that asked people if healthy food was too costly for you and would you like the Government to pay for it each month to eat healthier .
    Who the hell would say no to free food.

    • tom_billesley

      Bread and circuses. It still makes sense to politicians and the mob.

    • Man_with_Hat

      Many. Half of Detroit and all those communities Obummr “Organized” in Chicago will demand payment in food chain cards cause, why the hell should we have to cook when whitey don’t. Mickey D’s salads have the healthiest ingredients and if they don’t they gonna hear from me.

  • mauser 98

    …………Stevie covers Mountie butts
    …….or Mounties kept gun registry info (?)

    “The Harper government moved to retroactively rewrite Canada’s access to
    information law in order to prevent possible criminal charges against
    the RCMP, The Canadian Press has learned.”

    “Commissioner Suzanne Legault is poised to recommend charges against the
    Mounties for withholding — and later destroying — gun registry
    documents while the legislation was still being debated”.


  • Allan

    Up until a few weeks ago, I was going to vote Harper again. I’m having serious doubts now. However having said that, what political party doesn’t have the same stupid agenda when it comes to CO2?

  • simus1

    Global Warming was never about warming. It’s just history’s most elaborate con to over tax the populace and thieve from the populace.