Fast forward to 2010 and we get the most nonsensical presentation from the Conservatives:
Ottawa stalls on emissions rules
Environment Minister Jim Prentice is signalling further delays in imposing greenhouse gas emission standards on the oil sector and other industries, saying Ottawa does not want to lose jobs and investment by driving activity out of the country.
The Conservative government is waiting for the United States to decide how it will impose climate-change regulations before acting here. And the U.S. Congress could take up to two years to pass legislation that sets caps on greenhouse gas emissions, Mr. Prentice told a Senate committee Thursday.
From what I understand "up to two years" is optimistic, and if the Democrats lose seats in the fall, the Americans may never act on this file. Jim Prentice knows this well, and yet he acts as though something is imminent from Congress. So, two years ago Baird promised standards in a matter of weeks, and now Prentice is saying two more years MAYBE we get something. Can we once and for all cut through the stifling stench wafting from Mount Loose Stool? Just once, a review of the record and the pointed question- come on Mr. Prentice, you're government has promised SOMETHING for years, you NEVER deliver, why not just admit you have NO intention of doing anything, rather than the latest tactic of waiting on a foreign government to set domestic policy? Is it to much to ask for somebody to just laugh in Prentice's face, when he actually posits a commitment where none exists?