Diplomats Challenge Canadian Transparency on Climate Policies

Photograph by Bruce Edwards, Edmonton Journal

By The Progressive Rambler, 9 June 2011

Foreign diplomats bombarded Canadian climate change negotiators with questions Thursday in Bonn, Germany, as they challenged the Harper government's transparency and policies to fight global warming. 

In the wake of media coverage highlighting missing and conflicting information in an Environment Canada submission to the United Nations, officials from Australia, China, Lebanon, the United Kingdom and the Philippines questioned government policies regarding fossil fuel subsidies and the Alberta "tarsands," a lack of investment in clean energy and the scientific evidence used to determine its greenhouse gas emissions target. (…)


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Photo: Bruce Edwards, Edmonton Journal