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October 2nd, 2015

Stephen Harper’s climate change deniers

Under Stephen Harper’s lack of leadership Canada has become an international laggard on climate change.

Climate change is a very real crisis. But not to the Harper Conservatives.

Just ask them. Here they are in their own words:

In a letter to La Presse, Maxime Bernier (Beauce)- Stephen Harper’s Minister of State for Small Business, Tourism and Agriculture - said there is no scientific consensus on the climate change and applauded the Conservative government for its “go-slow” approach.

Ce qui est certain, c'est qu'il serait irresponsable de dépenser des milliards de dollars et d'imposer une réglementation exagérément sévère pour régler un problème dont on est toujours loin de cerner la gravité. L'alarmisme qui a souvent caractérisé cette question n'est plus de mise. Le Canada a raison d'être prudent.

Larry Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) thinks climate change has had no impact on wildlife:

Hanging our hat on climate change doesn't get it. Climate's always changed, it always will.

In June of this year, Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) wrote a bizarre rant denying climate change:

The terms “climate change” and "global warming” are not interchangeable. For example, the climate is always changing while it is not always getting warmer.

Stephen Harper’s Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq (Nunavut) has refused to even show up at international environment meetings, like the Climate Summit of the Americas. She’s said that scientific evidence about global warming’s impact on the Artic is “debatable”.

Again. That’s the Environment Minister.

Tom Mulcair is the only leader with an aggressive plan on climate change that Canadians can be proud of – one that sets targets and makes polluters pay.