Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summits of Fossil Fuels

A new poll shows that the majority of Canadians want the dual summit to talk about ficing the problem of the world's reliance on fossil fuels. No matter what the Conservative Party of Canada hopes for, polls will just keep on coming, saying, "Canadians want the government to protect the environment and fight climate change." 70% of Canadians want to end the subsidies to big oil and big gas, contrary to the position of the government that continues to give tax breaks for the huge corporations. Interestingly, almost 80% want Stephen Harper to use the dual summit to show the world that Canada wants to be a leader in the global climate change fight. Time and time again, Canadians will show the Tories that climate change is not a sideshow and is a major issue that we need to fix.
Two of three Canadians want the Harper government to show leadership at the G8 and G20 summits and announce plans to eliminate subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, according to results of a poll released on Friday.

The survey, commissioned for Climate Action Network, coincides with ongoing G20 discussions about phasing out the incentives as part of a clean energy strategy for the economic recovery.
Read more at the Vancouver Sun.

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