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Archive for September 23rd, 2007

Al Gore is coming to Vancouver

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“An Inconvenient Truth” has been a great success, and Al is still touring, doing his slide show. He will be attending a reception at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Gore will be introduced by PREMIER GORDON CAMPBELL, after which he will present “An Inconvenient Truth” to an audience of Board of Trade and Industry executives. DAVID SUZUKI is Special Guest.

Gordo has, of course tried to show that he can be the greenest premier by announcing a great target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But the biggest challenge we face here is transport – it is the biggest single source of ghg and the hardest to reduce. And even the Province now admits that the Gateway program will lead to a significant increase in emissions. So why is it still on the agenda? Why is the (completely bogus) Environmental Assessment going on? Why are they pretending to consult the public when they have no intention of cancelling a stupid, retrograde step that will destroy everything this region has tried to achieve for the past 25 years. And, by the way, why doesn’t Gordo remember writing the Livable Regional Plan?

There is going to be a rally outside the Westin Bayshore. See you there.

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September 23, 2007 at 1:47 pm

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