02 May '11, 4pm

Canada’s elections are today. Here’s why you’re rooting against Stephen Harper:

Guys! Turns out other countries have news today too. It's election day in Canada, and the conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper is an epic source of maple-flavored environmental f*ckery. Canada's elections involve a lot of words that even U.S. political junkies may never have heard before (“prorogation” is a totally new one on me). So maybe the bottom bunk of North America does not have time to figure out the parliamentary system before polls close, but if you care about the health of the Earth, you should at least be rooting against Harper and his Conservatives. Here's why: Harper called the Kyoto protocol a "socialist scheme ." And that's not all talk -- the Clean Air Act proposed under Harper's government abandons Kyoto commitments . In 2007, Harper's government put forward a climate plan that Al Gore described as "a complete and total fraud … desi...

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