Thursday, September 14, 2006

It's not easy being green

If I were running for Liberal leadership under an environmental platform, having been the Environment Minister responsible for the Liberal Party's Kyoto plan, I can't think of a worse possible thing to hit the presses the day before delegate selection meetings start.

Admittedly, Sheila Fraser won't be winning too many popularity contests among Liberals anytime soon, but if this report is damning (and when isn't an AG's report damning), it's certainly miserable timing for the Dion campaign.

And really good timing for Harper who will be conveniently releasing his environmental plan around the same time.


  • Explain to me why anyone should trust the Green Party on anything.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 2:19 p.m.  

  • That sucks for Dion - I'm not sure how right I am on this, but I blame Martin and Chretien more for environmental inaction than I do Anderson or Dion. But, I'll wait for the report before I say anything.

    It is bad timing for a very fine candidate, though, you are right.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 2:35 p.m.  

  • I am going to wait and see what is in the report before passing judgement. It already appears most of it happened under David Anderson's watch so if Dion took at least some steps to clean it up than I don't think he should be blamed. But if he know about it and did nothing, then that is a whole different story. I am sure the Conservatives are happy about this though, since Stephane Dion is probably the candidate they fear facing the most, and even now I still think he could beat Harper.

    By Blogger Monkey Loves to Fight, at 7:07 p.m.  

  • James, if only Harper had kept his word on such things as not appointing senators, not having unelected cabinet ministers, not letting staffers leave directly for lobbying, reviewing the leaky condo scandal, lowering the tax on gasoline, and so on, and so on...Yeah, he's a real good word keeper.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 7:33 p.m.  

  • We've never once enacted an environmental policy that went against what we said we're going to do! :)

    You know, you could have stopped at "We've never once enacted an environmental policy" and been just as accurate.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 7:46 p.m.  

  • Harper's plan will not only be comprehensive and well thought will also achieve some results, which is far more than can be said for anything the Former Liberal Government could ever claim.

    I really, really am optimistic about that, and very much hope so, but I for one do not "know" that. Can't wait to see it when it comes out, though.

    I'm probably going to vote Green this time around, though. The NDP sucks, and it's time for a new third party (he said, believing his ONE vote would create this new third party!)

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 11:10 p.m.  

  • If I was Dion, I would change the subject by announcing something controversial or saying something controversial (e.g, calling Ignatieff the second comming of post 911 Tony Blair). I would love it if the candidates moved off the four 3 ks (Kids, Kyoto and Kelowna). Besides running on the same platform they lost on back in Jan is not a good idea.

    By Blogger Koby, at 11:32 p.m.  

  • "Wow.. nothing gets by you! "

    Best comeback of the day goes to GPV.

    I imagine Martin and Chretien will take most of the blame for the "scathing" AG report. People tend to pay a lot more attention to some of the other ministers (Prime, Finance, Defence) than they do to the environment minister anyway. Bad news for Dion, but not an overwhelming setback.

    By Blogger Psychols, at 12:17 a.m.  

  • put the party first; Herle's poll is interesting...I may comment on it tomorrow (although I did say from the start of this race that I wouldn't comment on any of these fictional polls because I hate them).

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:52 a.m.  

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