Kyoto Environmental Law — ‘A Socialist Scheme’ — Said Prime Minister Harper in 2002

By Mick Gregory

So much has changed in four years. No, not more climate warming, and glaciers melting, just more political heat — a lot of it. So politicians have to shut up and talk “green.”

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper once called the Kyoto accord a “socialist scheme” designed to suck money out of rich countries, and not even addressing the fastest growing major polluters in Asia, according to a letter leaked Tuesday to the media by Canada’s Liberal party.

Follow the money. That’s what I’m talking about. It is a socialist plan to raise taxes on developed nations and it’s the rallying cry for our Liberals in the U.S., the Democrats.

The letter was apparently written by Harper in 2002. He was writing to party supporters, asking for money as he prepared to fight then-prime minister Jean Chrétien on the proposed Kyoto accord.
“We’re gearing up now for the biggest struggle our party has faced since you entrusted me with the leadership,” Harper’s letter says. “I’m talking about the ‘battle of Kyoto’ — our campaign to block the job-killing, economy-destroying Kyoto accord.”

The accord is an international environmental pact that sets targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on rich major countries, Australia and the U.S. did not sign it in 1998, when the Clinton administration was in power. The U.S. Senate voted 99-to-1 not to sign Kyoto.

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2 thoughts on “Kyoto Environmental Law — ‘A Socialist Scheme’ — Said Prime Minister Harper in 2002

  1. I wonder why the president of the senate in 1998 didnt give his little slideshow and convince everybody to sign everything away. Maybe he was too busy working a backroom deal to sell the oil reserves and missle guidance technology. Now hes running for president and I bet a dollar to a donut he wins with his blame america for everything rhetoric.

    Nobody ever mentions China and their failures to comply with any kind of environmental standards. We recieve pollution right here in California from their coal fired power plants yet there is never any mention of it were just supposed to feel guilty all the time about driving to the store for a gallon of milk.

  2. That’s right. “Algore” reminds me a carnival geek. The polls of his flunky followers showed a big win if he turns “green.” What a fat, dumb bastard.

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