The Canadian Press reports this afternoon that, “Opposition MPs and environmental activists say Canada is going into global-warming talks empty-handed after a majority of Conservative senators voted down a climate-change bill. A snap vote in the Senate on Tuesday caught Liberals in the upper house off guard, and not enough Grits showed up to save the bill from losing by a narrow margin of 43-42.”
“’It is astonishing to learn that, mere days before the next major round of international climate negotiations, the Canadian Senate killed the Climate Change Accountability Act,’ added Andrea Harden-Donahue of the Council of Canadians.”
The Canadian Press report is at http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/article/276874–senate-kills-climate-change-bill-ahead-of-un-talks-in-mexico.
Andrea’s blog on C-311, ‘One Giant Step Backwards’, is at http://canadians.org/energyblog/?p=345. Our media release can be read at http://canadians.org/media/energy/2010/16-Nov-10.html.