Friday, June 01, 2007

MandaTORY TARgets


This little box appears on the opening page of the Government of Canada Official Web Site (sic) : "Canada is setting mandatory reduction targets for all major industries that produce greenhouse gases."

All of them? Now that can't be right. Why, just today I was reading in The Star how :

"the Harper government's recently announced green plan lets the tar-sands industry off the hook. By using "intensity-based targets" that limit emissions on a per barrel basis, the government applies no caps on expanded production. In the tar sands, where production is expected to quadruple by the year 2015, greenhouse gas emissions are predicted to grow from 27 million metric tonnes today to more than 126 million metric tonnes from this industry alone in less than a decade. Instead of curbing emissions, the Harper plan allows the tar sands to do the opposite."

So what do you get when you click that little " More" link at the bottom of the box ? :
"This functionality is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience."

That's just the Cons all over, isn't it? - Big front page lies, followed up with an awkwardly worded excuse about how it isn't their fault.

(Cross-posted at The Galloping Beaver)

1 comment:

West End Bound said...

How true, how true . . . .

"This function currently unavailable." Rather descriptive of the House of Commons right now, eh?

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