It seems our dear PMS is having a little trouble with the environmental portfolio. Perhaps it’s because he chose the daughter of a big oil and big
ass gas fellow to lead on it and Ambrose has certainly been doing what it takes to make nothing happen. The outrage from Canadians and the international community has been harsh.
Now, it seems, PMS is ready to hear from Canadians on the matter. Perhaps PMS finally sees that the environment is important. More likely, he sees that it is necessary to appear to see it as important in order to win the next election. From The Globe & Mail:
The move by the Conservatives occurs as the PMO is leading efforts to rebrand the party’s environmental credentials, leaving Ms. Ambrose in limbo over her political future.
It also comes on the heels of comments from former prime minister Brian Mulroney that environmental issues might be a key to capturing the next federal election.
He said if the Stephen Harper government doesn’t move faster, other parties are waiting to claim the environment as their issue. Mr. Dion, the new leader of the Liberal Party, has vowed to make the environment his central campaign issue in the next election.
In year-end interviews, the Prime Minister said he agreed with Mr. Mulroney’s comments.
Oh, where is that vomit smiley when I need it?!?
Thanks to The Jurist for the lead.