May 26, 2006

Kyoto is a City in Japan

Actual Conversation in my house…My mother is very pleased with the way Stevie the Harp has been doing things

Anthony: Ma, look at Harper, he cancelled Kyoto
Mom: what?
Anthony: Kyoto? That environmental agreement we signed in the early 90s to reduce the amount of pollution. We ratified it in 2003.
Mom: You mean that thing Jean Chretien signed to piss off Paul Martin because he was against it. (Touché)
Anthony: No that was C-24, the financing law. Chretien and Martin believed Kyoto was the right thing to do for the future.
Mom: Anthony, when you do things for the future, you don’t wait 10 years (she got me again)
Anthony: Ma this is the air we breathe.
Mom: Ya but Anthony who really cares about pollution. Harper cleaned Ottawa so much he can afford to dirty the air a bit. (If you are wondering where I get my wit, look no further, but she still is quite frustrating)
Anthony: Ma, it’s about the air me, you, and your grandchildren are gonna breathe if we don’t do anything about it.
Mom: (Scoffs) grandchildren?

Ya that was the end of the conversation for obvious reasons. After 13 years of inaction on climate change, Stephane Dion got the government’s act together, too little too late, most people who voted based on the environment vote NDP or Green. On Kyoto, the Liberal Party is the party of hot air. That has to change!

Michael Ignatieff is right to say that the environment as an issue was a liability to us last election. We are the party that did so little for so long. It drives the NDP nuts. We were too busy selling the fact we ratified Kyoto instead of telling Canadians what were getting into and telling them WHY it was so important. It all seemed like a deathbed repentance to me, and to Joe and Jane Canadian.

Renewal is all about being honest with yourself. The Liberal Party has to take a long look in the mirror. We have to tell Canadians why Kyoto is MORE than just a city in Japan.

4 Commentaires:

Blogger Pedro a dit...

Haha, your mom sounds so cute! Better get busy repopulating the earth with Antonio juniors...

But in all fairness, has Harper actually killed Kyoto YET? Last I read earlier this week, he hadn't.

5/26/2006 5:22 p.m.  
Blogger H. Cowen a dit...

i think i'd really like your mom..instead of just signing kyoto we should have told our citizens what exactly we were signing, outside our little political bubbles people don't really know what it is.
QAIS speech topic this year: Kyoto, Who?
ahahaha grandchildren..enough said.

5/27/2006 10:50 a.m.  
Blogger juicynewf a dit...

i love your mother.

now, if only we could get together and discuss your vegetable consumption habits...

and, of course, you're right on the money with this post yet again.

5/27/2006 2:40 p.m.  
Blogger Marc a dit...

"Mom: Ya but Anthony who really cares about pollution. Harper cleaned Ottawa so much he can afford to dirty the air a bit."

LOL !!

5/29/2006 10:51 a.m.  

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