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Monday, November 26, 2007

TSOTW

Busy busy, it never ends, Windsor.

  • And once again, since it's Monday, nothing worth mentioning happened in Windsor. I mean, you hate driving there, but is that really any different from usual?
  • So what is Canada's role in the ongoing climate change debate? If you want the whole thing in a nutshell, it goes like this: the Kyoto Pact committed developed countries like Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a certain date. Many of these countries don't have a hope in hell of doing it, and some [ie, the US] flat out refused to sign the thing in the first place. Additionally, developing economies like China and India have refused to sign as well, because they see it as a matter of changing the rules once they get in the game.

    Now, Stephane Dion and the Liberals say Canada should take the lead, be a role model for other countries and get on board with new climate-change resolutions. Stephen Harper says 'Neh-eh,' insisting such resolutions are only effective if everyone signs on, and refusing to commit Canada to any resolution with language suggesting a 'binding commitment' at a meeting of 53 Commonwealth countries. Depending on who you ask, only Trinidad and/or Australia and New Zealand agreed with him. Harper denied his position had isolated Canada from the rest of the nations, insisting his defiant stance had ensured Canada's voice was heard. You make the call, kids.

  • Elsewhere: Awkward!: US protocol dictates that the President congratulate American Nobel Prize winners, meaning Bush has to congratulate Al Gore; older white women heading to Kenya in search of 'action'; Saudi woman who was jailed and lashed after for being gang raped, gets another 90 lashes after appeal, now admits she had an extramarital affair. I'm not a doctor, but you hit me with a stick enough times, I'd probably agree to some shit, too. The mind boggles.

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