Kyoto: Canada’s shame

Canada still legally obligated to live up to Kyoto commitments

December 12, 2011

In response to the announcement that the Federal Government is pulling Canada out of the Kyoto Protocol, John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada, made the following comments:

"Mr. Kent does not understand what he is sentencing our children to - catastrophic climate change will cost them far more,” said Mr. Bennett

“This move is not economics. It certainly isn’t about saving 7 billion dollars,” said Mr. Bennett. “By not acting to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions it will cost us much more. One only has to look at the recent report of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.”


John Bennett is available for comment.

John Bennett, Executive Director
Sierra Club Canada


Canada to pull out of Kyoto protocol, Reuters, December 12, 2011
In unprecedented move, Canada withdraws from Kyoto Protocol, IPS News, December 14, 2011

From the archives: Peter Kent Explaining the Greenhouse Effect (1984)


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