Layton Calls It! G8 2007, A Catastrophe for Planet Earth

I am going to have to agree with Layton’s statements today published by CanWest. It has been a disastrous G8 Summit. The world has taken many steps backward on the environment, and managed to encourage a new round of missile defense discussions at the same time. It appears even Russia thinks missile defense is a good idea now if they have access/or deliver the shield.

NDP leader Jack Layton says he is disappointed with the role Prime Minister Stephen Harper played at the G8 summit in Germany, calling it “a bad meeting for Canada and the world.”

I believe this situation has occured because Canada, previously a powerful G8 North American voice of sanity, logic and reason in the world now echo’s Bush/Republican ideology and policies. The progressive Canadian beacon has faded on the world stage (h/t to Liberal Arts and Minds) and the world is paying the price.

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9 thoughts on “Layton Calls It! G8 2007, A Catastrophe for Planet Earth

  1. paul says:

    Catastrophe eh?

    Can you point to a single predictable event that will be caused by this meeting?

    My guess is that you are just spinning hyperbole.

  2. Woman At Mile 0 says:

    OK either you didn’t read all the info in this post or your local papers noting that the world just stepped away from a real climate change plan on Thursday to some airy fairy, Bush/Harper inspired, intensity warming cuts smoke and mirrors crap that doesn’t actually require any cuts at all. They allow emissions to keep rising and rising. But then maybe your a Con who doesn’t believe in global warming anyways or think its a serious issue and if that’s the case….as usual…I am wasting typing energy even answering your comment here.

  3. paul says:

    You + are = you’re, and I’m certainly no large c conservative.

    Anyway…you didn’t answer my question. Give me some predictable consequence or event.
    After that either:
    1) explain how moving the US a bit closer to carbon reduction bad
    or
    2) if you don’t believe the US is sincere…what if anything would make you believe that they are.

    If you can’t answer any of these, I would suggest you look in the mirror to identify who the real ideologue is.

  4. Woman At Mile 0 says:

    Hmm yes I am pretty sure we are total opposites on political and environmental spectrum. The US would have moved to Kyoto as soon as Bush was ejected. We are all counting the days. Now we have nothing…just more hot air. Merkel was a catastrophe. She should have called the smoke and mirror Harper/Bush show immediately as the side show it totally was.

  5. Woman At Mile 0 says:

    Were you hoping your ideologue comment would make me feel bad that I don’t agree with you? Ha…we need way more people to stand up and show they disagree with this government’s nutty fruticake ideas. And don’t worry…stand up they will. Just you wait and see in the next election.

  6. paul says:

    Yes we will see. Unfortunate for you, you can’t see that most Canadians will keep the Liberals in the wilderness until they have properly atoned for their acts. I’m not sure you will know what to do with yourself.

    The fact is that there is little ideological difference between the Grits and the Tories. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

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