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Minority Government Bodes Well for Kyoto

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Canada’s first minority government in 25 years will have to ensure it acts on environmental and sustainable development issues if it is to maintain support from the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois.

According to International Institute for Sustainable Development Board Member Mary Simon — also a former Canadian Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs — climate change should be at the top of the Liberal government’s environmental priority list. As someone with close connections to Canada’s north she is well aware of climate change’s “profound implications for the social, cultural and economic well-being of the 50,000 aboriginal people who live in the Canadian Arctic.”

Ms. Simon’s compellingly readable two-page report (Adobe Acrobat required) is available here.



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at July 4, 2004 10:05 AM in Canada

   

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