Another reason to vote Liberal (as if Stephen Harper isn't the best one...)
(...and he looks like he's always wearing lipstick)
Canada can get rich by going green: Dion
This is a CBC.ca news story covering a speech by new Liberal party leader Stephane Dion about his views on how to deal with climate change. First hint: it does not include running away from the problem. Second hint: no hippy tree hugging, pie-in-the-sky Green party nonsense. The solution is to use tax incentives and penalties to force Canada into dealing with environmental problems in house as efficiently as possible. We need to catch up to the likes of Sweden and Germany. If all goes well, we can become a world leader in clean technologies and get rich in the process by selling off the products of our ingenuity.
I first heard this viewpoint expressed at an Earth Day summit, hosted by David Suzuki, that I attended way back in 2000. Since then, I've only had this view reinforced: People are lazy, and the only way people are going to clean up is if it pays to do so. And as the greenhouse gas crisis gets worse, it will only pay off more in the future.
Who gets rich: the leaders or the followers?