US to determine Canada's Climate Change Policies...Again

What can I say. At least the current Canadian government is consistent. As we all wait to see the results of the US midterm elections, Environment Minister Jim Prentice has announced that Canada would abandon work on cap-and-trade legislation if, as expected, the Republicans take control of Congress.

This "follow the leader" approach has been central to the Conservative approach to environmental policy. The fact that the leader isn't going anywhere doesn't seem to trouble them though - and that is worrying. Check out this post from earlier this year for a look at the economic, environmental, and political downside of letting the US call the shots when it comes to climate change.


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