Canadian Kyoto Report Released

This is the report that the federal government would probably prefer you didn’t find:

A Climate Change Plan for the Purposes of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act 2007.

Under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act 2007, the government was required to release a plan for climate change by Tuesday, August 21, 2007, according to a report from the CBC. Later that week, news sources said that the report had been released, but where? No news release on the main Canadian government website. No news release on the Environment Canada website. And surprisingly nothing on the Environment Canada climate change webpage. The report, it seems, was released as quietly as possible with no backgrounders or news releases. It took quite a bit of digging to locate.

Peace River’s MP Jay Hill traces the subsequent media fall-out in his Report From Parliament Hill for August 30th:

An interesting thing happened this week in the world of politics and journalism. While still attempting to weigh all sides of the debate concerning Canada’s plan to preserve our environment, the major national media outlets didn’t pull any punches concerning the hollow rhetoric of the opposition parties, particularly the latest threats by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion.

Posted 8:15 am from home.

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