After a failed attempt to block an agreement, Canada found itself isolated at the Bali conference Saturday and grudgingly accepted a new accord to set a target of 25 to 40 per cent for cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions by wealthy countries by the end of the next decade.That's the price of "leadership" says Baird, putting lipstick on this pig of a performance. Canadians will have to decide if this is the kind of leadership they're interested in, won't they?
Environment Minister John Baird spoke against the ambitious target, but found himself virtually alone. Only Russia supported him – so he withdrew his objection, sparking a lengthy burst of applause from other countries. (emphasis added)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Please let there be video of Baird's Saturday performance in Bali
It might be a nice little ad to run in the next federal election: