Howard Hampton's reaction to the likely rejection of a private members bill put forth by an NDP MPP that if approved, would commit the province to meeting Kyoto targets by 2012:
NDP Leader Howard Hampton said the Liberals, who are expected to vote against the NDP's Ontario Climate Change Act, will likely adopt weaker standards than called for by Kyoto when they unveil their own climate change plan.Even more troublesome is people paying attention to soothsayers like Hampton. The weather has always been essentially unpredictable - track the accuracy of weather forecasts for a while to see. Predictably, Hampton failed to note that April temperatures are cooler than average across the province, and much of the continent for that matter. Southwestern Ontario also experienced a cold and dismal Fall, but when you are in the business of minding other people's business, only selectively chosen "facts" matter.
A few days before, Hampton blamed the Liberals for failing to protect the jobs of unionized manufacturing workers; his focus was on the 240 employees in Sudbury who will soon lose their jobs at a brake parts factory because it's cheaper to do business in China.
“A total of 240 workers in Sudbury found out the Affinia plant they work at is going to be closed in June so that Affinia can make brake motors in China. Those 240 workers have families; they have car payments and mortgages,” said Hampton, in a release.I detect critical hypocrite emissions. Cars are bad for the environment, and Hampton wants to implement laws that would encourage companies to outsource to Kyoto-exempt China, though he demands the government spend your money to prevent the loss of jobs in the auto industry. To drive or not to drive: That is the burning question of the day. Subsidies potentially available upon request. Contact Mitchieville for more details.
cp: dust my broom