Yesterday, Rona Ambrose returned to Ottawa to address the Environment Commissioner's report on climate change released last week. In that report, the Commissioner called on the federal government to establish clear priorities and plans to address Kyoto commitments and global warming. Since that report was issued, Ambrose has fulfilled the Commissioner's call with a clarity and conviction rarely seen in Canadian politics. For those who were asleep at the wheel for the past week, here is a summary of Ms. Ambrose's response to the report:
- She hid in Alberta during its release
- She named a climate 'skeptic' as her new chief of staff
- She downgraded the Tories Made in Canada plan to address global warming into an "approach"
- She voted against a bill in support of Kyoto that was passed by opposition parties in the House of Commons.
- She blamed everyone but herself for the Conservative's failures, and
- She stated point blank that carbon emissions are not the top environmental priority for her government.
And so it is. Rona and the Conservatives have laid out their Made in Canada