Ben Liadsky's blog
COP 15 in Copenhagen has begun. For two weeks, negotiators from around the world will be meeting to discuss developing an agreement on taking action against climate change. World leaders - including Stephen Harper - will also attend to lend their voice and political capital to the process.
For Stephen Harper and Canada, political capital does not amount to much. A winner of over 40 "Fossil of the Day" awards since 2006 - more than any other country - for being the most obstructive country at international climate negotaitions, Canada's reputation has become mud. It is a far cry from 1997 when Jean Chrétien and the Liberals first signed Kyoto and Canada was seen as a leader with a lot of hope for progress in the air.... Read more »