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Hasdrubal





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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Gore says Quebec in the 'conscience of Canada' Reply with quote

Gore says Quebec in the 'conscience of Canada'
Michelle Lalonde, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2007
MONTREAL ó Former United States vice president Al Gore singled out Quebec as the "conscience of Canada" when it comes to fighting climate change.

Gore, along with Canadian scientist and green guru David Suzuki, spoke on environmental issues before a crowd of 5,000 in Montreal Thursday night

Both men were treated to repeated standing ovations at the conference organized by Youth Action Montreal, a coalition of youth and student groups originating out of Concordia University.


Gore ó who has brought the climate change issue to audiences around the world with his slide show and Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth ó told the crowd: "Quebec is the conscience of Canada on the environment.

"The rest of Canada is pretty good on this issue also but Quebec is the conscience of Canada and you young people are the conscience of Quebec on this issue," Gore said.

Both Gore and Suzuki chided the mass media for ignoring scientistsí warnings about climate change for too long and for giving too much space and credibility to climate change deniers who were often funded by oil and gas interests.

Suzuki noted that climate change has been on top of the publicís agenda before, in 1988, and challenged young people not to let it slide to the back burner again.

"We canít allow this moment to disappear again, as it did in 1988; we have to sustain the pressure on the politicians and business community."

Earlier Thursday at a Toronto speaking engagement, Gore was praised by Liberal leader Stephane Dion for "shaking the foundations of our complacency, smashing down the barricades of disbelief, and puncturing the smug confidence of denial."

Gore said in Toronto that climate change skeptics "are diminishing in numbers faster than the glaciers."

Meanwhile, back in Montreal, Quebec environment minister Claude Bechard reminded the crowd that Quebec has supported the goals of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change from the beginning, and has pledged to have California-level norms for automobile emissions in place by 2010.

"Our ambition is to become the California of the north, minus the heat," he quipped.

mlalonde@thegazette.canwest.com
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, just another uninformed American liberal!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quebec is going to be the Cali of the north.
mmmhahaha
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Quebec was California before California became California.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A food for thought is that the Canadian Liberals demand that Bush mind his own business about Canada & stay out of our affairs, so why is it when Al Gore questions our ethics & nothing is said?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasdrubal wrote:
A food for thought is that the Canadian Liberals demand that Bush mind his own business about Canada & stay out of our affairs, so why is it when Al Gore questions our ethics & nothing is said?


Because Al Gore is the Jesus Christ of environmentalism. However, if the real Jesus Christ were on this planet, the media would condemn him.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FascistLibertarian wrote:
Quebec is going to be the Cali of the north.
mmmhahaha


And Montreal is our San Fransicko.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joahob wrote:
FascistLibertarian wrote:
Quebec is going to be the Cali of the north.
mmmhahaha


And Montreal is our San Fransicko.

Except California is far wealthier then Quebec, & unlike Quebec California could actually be independent with a strong economy where Quebec would be no better then a welfare state.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SFrank85 wrote:
Hasdrubal wrote:
A food for thought is that the Canadian Liberals demand that Bush mind his own business about Canada & stay out of our affairs, so why is it when Al Gore questions our ethics & nothing is said?


Because Al Gore is the Jesus Christ of environmentalism. However, if the real Jesus Christ were on this planet, the media would condemn him.

Damon would be praised by the media as our true lord & saviour.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair Gore is a private citizen.
If he was an elected American it would be different.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind Al. He comes across as someone genuinely concerned abou the world we live in. Suzuki on the other hand comes across as a left-wing shrill. I wouldn't put it past him to go Buzz Hargrove on us sometime next election.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsocko wrote:
I don't mind Al. He comes across as someone genuinely concerned abou the world we live in. Suzuki on the other hand comes across as a left-wing shrill. I wouldn't put it past him to go Buzz Hargrove on us sometime next election.


I agree. Listening to David Suzuki, he seems more intent on bashing Harper and friends than actually solving climate change. It's sad what politics can do to some people.

But on topic, Gore really needs to do some thinking before he opens his mouth sometimes.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quebec?
The conscience of Canada?
Wow. He clearly knows nothing at all about Canadian politics.

--Ruth
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gore is simply raising his profile enough to throw his hat into a weak democratic slate of candidates at the last possible moment so he can be deemed the savior of American politics.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah but hes saving the world
buying carbon credits so poor [people plant trees for him so he lives in his huge house
sounds like a good idea to me
why should we change our life. lets get poor people to plant more trees while we consume more :roll:
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