From The Star:
Nairobi, Kenya - The Kyoto Protocol is being used to divide Canada, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose told the UN Climate Conference in a speech that outraged environmentalists and opposition critics.
But what she doesn't say is that the protocol divides Canadians into one very large group, the 77 per cent who believe Canada should meet or exceed its Kyoto targets for cutting emissions and who oppose the current government's inaction on the issue, and one very small group, about 20 per cent, who do not.
Of course, polls also indicate that a very large part of this very small group live in the Tory stronghold of Alberta, which among the provinces is the largest producer of greenhouse gases. And this begs the question: are the Tories acting for Canadians, or for a narrow provincial interest?