"We are the only province to have actually seen real reductions, while others are talking about what policy they will implement by 2015, we've taken action. And, that's the real true fact around this whole issue."
"real true fact"= "bald faced lie"
I mean if Stelmach wants to argue that it is unfair to expect reductions because of Alberta's circumstance, then that begins a real debate. However, to actually spew out nonsense about being the only jurisdiction to have seen "real reductions", not even will see, but already occuring, it speaks to intellectual dishonesty, it suggests someone trying to sell you a load, rather than a serious actor.
Stelmach doesn't even believe Stelmach:
"Alberta's greenhouse gas emissions will rise over the short term."
Stelmach's Environment Minister doesn't believe Stelmach:
Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner says the province's rising greenhouse gases -- fuelled largely by the oilsands' rapid expansion -- are expected to increase another 30 per cent within 10 years despite the province's new effort to regulate emissions."
"Instead the province's emissions, already 40 per cent higher than the Kyoto accord's benchmark of 1990, should continue to soar.
Indeed, government projections show even with anticipated reductions achieved through a provincial regulation taking effect in July, emissions could be 64 per cent above the benchmark by 2020.
Stelmach's own government reports don't believe Stelmach:
In 2006, there were 103 Alberta facilities that reported total greenhouse gas emissions of 115.4 megatonnes (one megatonne equals one million tonnes). There were four more facilities that reported emissions in 2006 than in 2005. Emissions from all facilities increased by six per cent from the 109.1 Mt reported for 2005.
There were 95 Alberta facilities that reported both in 2005 and 2006. Total reported emissions from these facilities increased by six per cent (from 108.5 Mt to 114.5 Mt).
Since the Specified Gas Reporting Program began, reported Alberta greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 12 per cent (from 103.4 Mt in 2003 to 115.4 Mt in 2006). The number of facilities reporting has also increased (from 97 in 2003 to 103 in 2006). There were 82 facilities that reported both in 2003 and in 2006. Total greenhouse gas emissions from these facilities increased by nine per cent (from 102.8 Mt to 112.2 Mt).
The sad part, there are legions willing to buy this crap, under the guise of some blind tribal loyalty. Stelmach has become a farce, and the fact he is reduced to twisting, presenting falsehoods, speaks volumes about his real intentions. Ed Stelmach is nothing more than a bad infomercial.
Stelmach's tax consistency.