Chretien predicts Canadian ratification next year

OTTAWA, July 24, 2001 ( – The Kyoto treaty, a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions and based on shaky science suggesting that man-made emissions are causing global warming, is slated for implementation after a meeting of 180 countries agreed to move forward yesterday. Following the agreement Prime Minister Jean Chretien issued a statement saying he is confident that Canada will ratify the treaty next year after consultations with the provinces and Canadians.

During marathon talks in Bonn, Germany the 180 nations agreed, after concessions were made to lessen the severity of the global warming pact, to cut emissions six per cent from 1990 levels by 2008-2012. The US has not endorsed the treaty since it has predicted that meeting the emission reduction targets could cause severe economic damage and because scientists remain in a heated debate over the ‘science’ behind the treaty. LifeSite reported last year that the Liberal government has kept hidden from Canadians its knowledge of the multi-billion dollar price tag of compliance with the treaty.

A key concession was to drop the word “legally” where the document said it was “legally binding.” Thus there are no mandatory penalties for failing to meet the targets.

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