Climate Summit of the Americas begins in Toronto

Are you surprised that the Environment Minister is not attending? Didn't think so. Are you surprised that the Feds are claiming credit for the efforts of the provinces in lowering greenhouse gas emissions? No, me neither. Are you disgusted by these facts?

Yeah. Thought so.

This is certainly not at the expense of growth and job creation,” Couillard told the crowd.

”Let us all reject this false choice, rather let us build a different type of growth as solid, but more sustainable than our economy today that is still based on fossil fuels.”

The emphasis of the summit is on the role provinces, states and other subnational governments can play in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.